The Syracuse Police Department is investigating a Reckless Endangerment incident. At about 6:25 P.M. on April 22 2017, Syracuse Police Officers were addressing a traffic violation, which evolved into a drug investigation on Rowland St. near the intersection of S. Geddes St. with a white Chevrolet Uplander van. As they continued with their investigation, the driver sped away from them, onto S. Geddes St., towards Hartson St. As the vehicle sped away, the officers called for assistance, which arrived almost immediately. While at the intersection of Hartson St. and S. Geddes St., the vehicle stopped. With several Police Officers on foot nearby, the suspect vehicle spun around in reverse, striking two Officers, then sped away again. One of those officers, fearing for his life, and for the lives of others, fired his weapon, striking the vehicle, at least one time. That vehicle continued to flee the officers Southbound on S. Geddes St. An extensive search for that vehicle immediately ensued with the assistance of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police. The vehicle was located on Rt. 11A, south of the City of Syracuse. After a brief foot chase, the suspect, Peter Dixon was taken into custody by Syracuse Police Officers after a brief struggle. The Syracuse Police Officers who were struck by Dixon’s vehicle sustained minor injuries; one had injuries to his leg and ankle, and the other had injuries to his shoulder and knee. Both officers were treated at local area hospitals and released. Dixon, 34 years of age, of Syracuse, was not struck by gunfire, but sustained minor injuries during the foot chase and resisting arrest. He was also treated at a local hospital. He was subsequently lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center on the charges of Reckless Endangerment (2 counts), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts), and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He will be arraigned tomorrow morning. A photograph of Dixon is attached with this press release. This investigation is very active and ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at 442-5222. All calls will be kept confidential.