State police probing weapon discharge by Titusville officer

From staff reports

Corry state police are investigating the circumstances of a Titusville police officer discharging his weapon after a vehicle pursuit at about 12:40 a.m. Monday.

State police said the Titusville officers tried to stop a maroon Ford Escape for traffic violations, and the vehicle fled through Titusville. The vehicle continued north on Route 8 into Oil Creek Township, Crawford County, state police said.

The vehicle stopped momentarily near the intersection of Route 8 and Boghollow Road when a Titusville police cruiser pulled in front of the vehicle, state police said.

At this point, one of the Titusville officers left the cruiser, state police said. At some point during the interaction, the Titusville officer is believed to have discharged his weapon in the direction of the vehicle, state police said.

The interaction between the suspect and the Titusville officers is being investigated, state police said.

The vehicle headed south toward Titusville and wasn’t located, state police said.

The Crawford County District Attorney’s Office is also involved in the investigation, state police said.

No injuries were reported.