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.
Giovanny Cotto is charged as an adult with criminal attempt to murder and other charges. Police say Cotto was in a car stopped for an expired registration on Tuesday morning and traded gunfire with police during a chase that ended when his car hit a bus and both burst into flames.
Thirty-one-year-old Trooper Patrick Casey 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."
This story has been corrected to show the spelling of the suspect's first name is Giovanny, not Giovanni.