BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Police say an officer shot and wounded a driver following a chase that ended inside Prince George’s County.

Police say the unidentified officer attempted to stop the driver of a van about 6:40 p.m. Saturday on Route 3 near Crofton for a registration violation. Police say the officer had broken off the chase after crossing into Prince George’s County when his vehicle was struck by the van.

Police say the van was pushing the officer’s vehicle into traffic when the officer fired at the driver, striking him.

The driver, identified as Thomas Edward Ryan, 51, was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he was reported in stable condition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Mitch Williams says:

    He should of shot to kill,our officers have a very hard time we the differnt kinds of crimes going on now.Hope the officer isnt hurt.

  2. Ken Cougnet says:

    Our officers indeed have a hard time now, especially when their leaders throw them under the bus or refuse to defend their guys. I wouldn’t be surprised if the suspect files a civil suit against the country for his wounds. People are nuts. With all of this crime, is anyone talking about having the people being able to carry a gun, either open carry or concealed? The officers and the citizens are outgunned and there needs to be an appropriate balance against people who do not care about human life.

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