PHILADELPHIA: A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a chaotic Philadelphia traffic stop that ended with a state trooper shot and a school bus engulfed in flames.
Giovanni Cotto was charged as an adult with criminal attempt to murder and other charges. Police say Cotto was in a car stopped for an expired registration Tuesday morning and traded gunfire with police during a chase that ended when his car hit a bus and both burst into flames.
Trooper Patrick Casey, 31, was shot in the shoulder.
The teen’s father, Hector Cotto, says his son is “a good kid” who “made a wrong decision.”
He says “no matter what happened, I’m going to be there for my son.”