Baltimore County Police Officer Discharges Weapon After Being Assaulted By Suspect

Baltimore County, Maryland – On January 12, 2018 at 10:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers located a grey 2014 Honda Accord in the area of Countess Drive and Village Queen Drive, 21117. The car was reported stolen from Baltimore City on January 6, 2018. A suspect was seen inside the car and drove on Village Queen Drive towards Reisterstown Road. While on Village Queen Drive, an officer pulled his car in front of the suspect. The suspect reversed the car, driving over top of the curb and sidewalk. Another officer drove his car up to the Honda and was struck by the stolen car as the suspect continues to elude the uniformed officers.

The suspect inside the stolen Honda drove off again towards Reisterstown Road. An officer exited his car as the stolen car was approaching the officer’s direction. The suspect drove the stolen car at the officer. This officer withdrew his service weapon and fired several times at the stolen car, as the car drove towards him. The officer was not hit by the car. The suspect continued to flee with the stolen car, traveling on Reisterstown Road. A few minutes later, the Honda was found on Naylors Lane and Old Court Road, 21208. The suspect was not inside the stolen car.

Police continued to search the area and located the suspect on Greenwood Road near Old Court Road. The 18-year-old was placed under arrest. He did not suffer any injuries and did not require any medical treatment. The officer who fired his weapon was not injured. The officer inside the struck car received minor non-life-threatening injuries. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

The press release is available at baltimorecountymd.gov.

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