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A Philadelphia man is in custody after a wild police chase
that killed one person and injured two others.
On Friday, around 9:55
p.m., police stopped a 2001 Silver Volkswagen Passat on the 4200 block of North
Broad Street for traffic violations, according to investigators.
say they asked the driver, 39-year-old Gregory Alston, for his license. Alston
allegedly responded by saying, "No, but I got this," and pointed a handgun
directly at the officer before fleeing in his vehicle.
both police on the ground as well as a helicopter pursued Alston as he sped
through the Philadelphia streets. The chase, which was caught on video, came to
an end when Alston's car struck a 1995 Tan Honda Accord on 1000 West Ontario
Street. Alston then exited the vehicle and fled on foot until he was apprehended
by police on the 900 block of West Russell Street.
Police say three
people were inside the Honda when it was struck by Alston. 36-year-old Danny
Roman was pronounced dead at the scene. A 26-year-old woman, the driver of the
Honda was taken to Temple Hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Finally, a 4-year-old boy was taken to St. Christopher Hospital where he remains
in critical condition with head injuries.
In: Regional News
Tags: Philadelphia, man, fled, police, gun, high, speed, chase, crash, fatal, helicopter, pursued
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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