DA: Officer justified in shooting man who rammed police car
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania police officer was justified in shooting and wounding a man accused of stealing a vehicle and ramming it into a police car.
York County District Attorney Tom Kearney says 30-year-old Terry Diffenderfer, of York Haven, disregarded instructions to exit the vehicle and backed it into a police car, which then struck an officer.
The York City officer fired five shots, injuring Diffenderfer.
The vehicle had been reported stolen on April 29 by a man who said that his shotgun was still inside.
Diffenderfer pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges including aggravated assault.