2010-03-18 / Local & State

Officer Dragged In Stop Of Pa. Murder Victim’s SUV

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia police officer was injured trying to stop the driver of a sport utility vehicle belonging to a suburban man found dead in his living room.

Upper Merion Township police say the body of 68-year-old Richard Porter was found in his home Friday with multiple wounds on his face and neck.

Officers later spotted his SUV and 38-year-old officer Christopher Brennan opened the door to try to take the driver out of the car, but officials say the driver sped off. Brennan held on and was dragged for about a block until the driver struck a pickup truck.

Brennan was taken to Temple University Hospital with pain in his neck, back and side. Police said the 24-year-old suspect was also taken to the hospital with head injuries.

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