Arrest warrant filed for man shot by Shippensburg Police Officer
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — State Police filed charges against the man accused of stealing a police SUV and then driving it at an officer who then shot him last week in Shippensburg.
Jeremiah Lee Metcalf, 37, faces charges of reckless endangerment, theft, receiving stolen property, flight to avoid apprehension, escape and reckless driving. The incident began at around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Shippensburg Police responded to a suspicious vehicle which was parked in a private construction yard on West Martin Avenue. The vehicle was found to be occupied by Metcalf. Metcalf was asked to exit his vehicle.
According to police, he ran away from the officer who was monitoring him. He then stole a marked police SUV and began to flee. During his escape, Metcalf allegedly drove the SUV directly toward of one of the officers at which point the officer fired at him.
Court documents still do not reveal how many times the officer fired or how many times Metcalf was hit. Metcalf was hit by at least one bullet but continued to flee for about 1.5 miles on multiple roadways placing the public in even greater risk. His injuries eventually caused him to stop. He was found still in the stolen police vehicle on Roxbury Road.
Metcalf is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on December 19th for a preliminary hearing. As of this writing, he is still not in Cumberland County Prison.