An investigation into a report of shots fired led to a police pursuit of a suspect on a bicycle that ended when an Erie police officer suffered a broken leg while detaining the suspect late Monday afternoon.
The 25-year-old suspect, whom investigators said was wanted on warrants, was taken into custody and faces charges in Monday's incident, police reported on Tuesday.
No charges had been filed as of Tuesday morning.
The incident began on Monday at about 5:15 p.m., when Erie police officers were sent to the 400 block of East Eighth Street to investigate a report of shots fired, Deputy Chief Rick Lorah said.
Officers were given a description of the suspect in the shooting, and officers encountered a man matching the description in the 500 block of East Eighth Street, he said.
The man, who was riding a bicycle, rode off without stopping as officers attempted to make contact with him, police said.
A pursuit ensued and continued until officers stopped the man at East 12th Street and Bayfront Parkway, Lorah said. One city police officer suffered a broken leg during the apprehension, he said.
Police did not find a gun on the man during the apprehension, but they found a large amount of suspected marijuana in the man's bookbag, Lorah said.
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