Police: Driver Shot After Ramming Md. Officer’s Car

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.)

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