Shooting King of Prussia Mall: officials Say: One week before Christmas, a chaotic scene as shots are fired close to a busy King of Prussia Mall. After being pursued in the parking lot of a well-known restaurant, Upper Merion police claim they shot an armed hit-and-run suspect.
There are at least 27 pieces of evidence, including a red Nissan with numerous bullet holes. “The day was enjoyable. It’s awful to have to transition from a nice day to crazy, “Enajah Williams, a King of Prussia Mall worker, commented. According to Upper Merion police, a shootout occurred Sunday afternoon in the Seasons 52 parking lot following a chaotic chase of a hit-and-run motorist.
According to police, a woman called them at 2:30 p.m. to report that her car had been damaged; the offending red Nissan Juke then sped away. Soon later, according to the police, they discovered the vehicle parked in the green parking deck’s lower level.
“He approached the car and saw that the suspect was now concealed in the backseat. The perpetrator could hop into the front seat and flee before he could be apprehended, “Thomas Nolan, the police chief in Upper Merion, said.
According to Chief Nolan, the vehicle attempted to flee quickly but was slowed down by traffic at the exit for Seasons 52. The motorist then made a right left, hopped a four-foot stone wall, exited with what police believe to be a 9 mm handgun, and began shooting at a police officer.
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That policeman opened fire back. Police said that once the motorist had fallen, further responding police officers gave CPR until ambulances arrived. Police only identified the driver as a 27-year-old Philadelphian male. According to Chief Nolan, people were in the parking lot.
“Yes, it could have been drastically different on Sunday before Christmas if you didn’t have the largest shopping mall in the nation by retail space. In this instance, the officer’s actions were brave. It’s a marvel the officer is unharmed and that the situation isn’t worse right now, “Added Chief Nolan.
Employee Lucas Riordan said, “When I was working, I did hear something, and everyone turned when they were shopping out in the area.” According to Riordan, the crowds at the mall matched what he witnessed on Black Friday. He is thankful that nobody else was wounded.
“I feel better knowing it wasn’t a random shooting, but it’s still troubling that it happened at all,” the speaker said. The Montgomery County Detective Bureau is looking into the event. Anyone with information about the event is strongly advised to call the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 610-265-3232.