A one-man crime spree that begins in Delaware ends in Chester Township


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A Philadelphia man who was shot and then stole a New Castle County police vehicle crashed on Interstate 95 in Chester Township early Thursday morning, police said.

After the accident, the man, identified as Tyrese Knuckles, 23, ran away but was eventually taken into custody, New Castle County police said in a news release.

Knuckles was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds and injuries sustained in the encounter. His condition is currently stable, police said.

Police released this report:

The incident began around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when New Castle County officers responded to the Cynwyd Club Apartment Complex in Wilmington for a domestic incident.

During the investigation into the domestic worker, suspect Knuckles fled from New Castle officers.

He was in an area between Limestone Road (Route 7) and Milltown Road where a fight occurred. During the fight, an eight-year veteran of the New Castle County Police Department fired his firearm, striking Knuckles.

Knuckles then got into the officer's marked police vehicle and fled. A vehicle pursuit ensued in which Knuckles collided with several pursuing police vehicles and continued through Delaware into Pennsylvania, where the stolen police car was involved in the collision on Interstate 95 in Chester Township.

A three-year veteran of the New Castle County Division of Police was also injured in one of the initial collisions with the stolen police car. He was taken to Christina Care Hospital and is in stable condition.

New Castle police said Knuckles was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department for stalking.

Pennsylvania State Police are assisting in the investigation of the collision in Delaware County.

Details of the likely long list of charges against Knuckles were not part of the police information.