- Associated Press - Friday, April 10, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A suspect in an armed robbery and shooting that damaged a patrol car surrendered following a two-day manhunt - after talking on the phone with the police chief, whom he had known since childhood, police said Friday.

Shawn McCoy, 20, was charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault of a law enforcement officer and other offenses. He was locked up on $1 million bail.

Police had been looking for McCoy after arresting two other suspects in connection with an armed robbery near a Harrisburg cafe early Wednesday. Police said they chased the suspects, and at least two bullets struck a patrol car. No one was injured and police did not fire back.

Authorities said they tracked McCoy’s cellphone and had him surrounded when he placed a call to police Chief Tom Carter.

“He was scared, and we assured him nothing was going to happen to him,” Carter told WHTM-TV. “His concerns were that we were going to shoot him down, and I assured him that was not going to happen, and I was able to win over his trust.”



Carter was still talking with McCoy when McCoy walked out the front door and was taken into custody.

The Associated Press sought comment on the charges McCoy faces but could not verify whether he had a listed telephone number or an attorney.

Officials planned a news conference Friday to discuss the capture.

Police arrested suspects 25-year-old Yusef Chandler-Blake and 24-year-old Sharyne Cook on Wednesday.

A rookie police officer, Angel Diaz, who drove the lead vehicle in pursuit, received the Mayor’s Award for Valor on Friday.

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