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State police are investigating after a York City Police officer fired his gun to stop a vehicle from striking him, according to a news release.

Police say a York City officer was called to the area of Jefferson Avenue and Smith Street on Monday, Feb. 19, and tried stopping a stolen vehicle with multiple passengers inside it.

The suspects in the vehicle saw the officer and fled the vehicle on foot, according to officials. Police say the officer chased the suspects, but they were able to get away.

The officer returned to the stolen vehicle's location and saw a different vehicle at the scene, police said. That vehicle tried to flee and almost struck him, the release states.

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Police say the officer fired several times at the vehicle, and the occupants were taken into custody. No one was injured by the gunfire, according to the release.

State police were called to investigate the scene about 10:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. State police are working with the York County District Attorney's Office and York City officials during the investigation.

York City Interim Police Chief Troy Bankert said the officer involved was placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol. He also said the department will conduct an internal review of the incident.

York City Police also are investigating the stolen vehicle, according to officials.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

 

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