An Allentown man was arrested on multiple charges after Bethlehem police officers allegedly saw him fire multiple gunshots at no one in particular before hitting a city officer with his car early Sunday morning, police said.
Luis Ocasio-Perez, 22, of 503 Gordon St., Allentown, was allegedly seen outside of , 17 W. Second St., pointing a handgun at others standing outside of the bar/restaurant.
He then fired three shots, hitting no one, before getting into a black car, police said.
A Bethlehem police officer, identified in this Express-Times story, as Christopher Kopp, ordered Ocasio-Perez to stop his car. But the suspect continued to drive forward, hitting Kopp in the right arm with a car door as he drove off.
Kopp was treated for minor injuries at in Fountain Hill. Ocasio-Perez, meanwhile, crashed his car at E. Third and Polk streets, where he was apprehended at a little before 3 a.m. Sunday.
Ocasio-Perez was charged with two counts of aggravated assault – one of them for aggravated assault on a police officer, and one count each of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, carrying a firearm without a license, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license.
He was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.