Lancaster County Detectives Investigating Police Involved Shooting in Manheim Township: Suspect Wanted on Multiple Warrants
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred Friday night. Officers with the Manheim Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Waterford Court, Lancaster Township, at approximately 8:30 p.m. for a report of a “stolen vehicle.”
Upon arrival, two Manheim Township officers located the vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Corry Brooks. One officer fired multiple shots at Brooks after he nearly struck the officer on two occasions and rammed a police cruiser. Brooks fled the scene. It is unknown whether Brooks was injured. Charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer will be filed in relation to this investigation.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene as they investigate all officer-involved shootings in Lancaster County. The Lancaster County Detectives are continuing to investigate, and District Attorney Heather Adams will make a final determination on the use of force upon completion of the investigation.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the arriving officers attempted to make contact with Brooks in the vehicle. Brooks immediately tried to flee, accelerating the vehicle in reverse, ramming a police cruiser. Brooks then drove the vehicle in the officer’s direction causing the officer to take evasive action behind a tree. The vehicle proceeded into a grassy area and then backed up again in the direction of the officer striking the tree the officer hid behind. The officer fired multiple shots at the vehicle as it fled the scene. The vehicle crashed a short distance away in the 100 block of Second Lock Road. Brooks fled on foot. The investigation is on-going.
At the time of this incident, Brooks was wanted on numerous warrants including Felony Strangulation and Flight to Avoid Avoid Apprehension from separate incidents. Charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer will be filed in relation to this investigation. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Brooks, please call the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or provide information anonymously by clicking “Submit-a-Tip” below.