A York man was shot with a police Taser gun twice after he tried to escape police during a routine traffic stop, according to a York police report.
The report states an officer on patrol just before midnight on July 7 stopped a red SUV near the corner of Liberty and Congress streets because it didn’t have working headlights.
The driver of the SUV exited his vehicle and began walking nervously into the roadway, telling the officer he didn’t have a driver’s license, the report states. The officer instructed the man to stand next to the vehicle and put his hands behind his back.
But as the officer tried to make an arrest, the man resisted and eventually shoved the police officer and began to run away, the report states.
The officer fired his Taser stun gun at the man, knocking him to the ground. But the suspect, identified as Anthony Christopher Shannon, 44, of York, tried to get up and run again, so the officer fired the Taser a second time. The suspect stopped resisting.
He was taken into custody and examined and cleared by medics. He was charged with driving without a license and resisting arrest.