Overnight Shooting Suspect Arrested After Saturday Crash

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—On the run from police. A man wanted for an overnight shooting ends up crashing a stolen car.

Weijia Jiang tells us police still need help finding another suspect.

Charges are pending against one man, but police are asking for the public’s help to find the other one.

Police say a nasty crash involving three vehicles is even more grave than it appears.

Just after 4 p.m. Saturday, officers spotted a stolen 2007 white Mercedes Benz in North Baltimore.

The high speed attempt to flee from police ended abruptly at the intersection of Bell and Ferndale avenues.

“That Mercedes Benz was involved in an accident. It struck two vehicles,” said Detective Donnie Moses, Baltimore City Police.

“It was burning when I came out. The car was on fire,” said Jerry Wilson, neighbor.

Wilson, who’s lived in the house across the street for some 40 years, saw the driver of a van lying on the ground. Police say he was ejected and rushed to the hospital.  Police say he later died of those injuries.  His name has not been released.

“For an accident of this magnitude in this neighborhood, that’s shocking that somebody would drive that fast,” Wilson said.

Police say it was just after 3 a.m. Saturday when the suspects stole the car from the 2200-block of Liberty Heights Avenue but not before shooting the vehicle owner at least twice.

“One suspect walked up on him, gun in hand and pretty much without warning, shot him,” Moses said.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Aubrey Johnson, of Northwest Baltimore. “I mean, it takes a fool to do something like that. You have no care for nothing in life.”

Police have one suspect in custody, who they found hiding behind a house near the scene. They’re looking for one more man who may have jumped out of the Mercedes before it crashed.

WJZ has learned the owner of that car who was shot is 23. He’s recovering at the hospital and is expected to survive.

  • Trish

    Aubrey, are you on crack? In baltimore this type of senseless, ignorant crime is routine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up and smell the gun powder

    • Aaron Bethea

      I think you’re on crack… Crime is not routine. It’s fueled by the evil in peoples hearts…

  • Joe

    Who proofreads these articles?

  • Kathy

    What type of animal would shoot someone to steal a car? The shooter deserves the death penalty. Get this trash off the streets. Lately it is an every day occurence. When caught his lawyer will tell the court how he was so disavantaged while growing up. BS. Animal period.

    • shivnarc

      i had a supervisor that used to say to me “some dogs just don’t hunt” when i complained about lazy co-workers. the same applies here. they will never be a productive part of society so let’s rid the world of some garbage. at least as fertilizer they are contributing something back. with a world population over 6.5 Billion, we could do away with some of the criminals and we can ALL have a better life. AND be green.

  • Ron

    I know many of you are angry at the perpetrator of this crime, but please do not forget the victim who was killed. He was a husband, a father, a brother, a son, an uncle, a friend, musician, a teacher, and my cousin. Our hearts are hurting because our loved one was taken away from us suddenly, without warning. We will miss him.


    Give him the same justice he gave the poor car owner. One bullet to the head because looking at the pictures of the car . He has no respect for anyone’s life.
    My thouts and prayers to the Dirver”s Family

  • Kay

    I think as long as criminals like this know that all they are going to get is a life sentence, this will continue to happen. The jails are full of animals like this. I would love to see the death penalty put in place, and I don’t mean let them sit on death row for years taking up my tax dollars. Once they are convicted KILL EM. To hell with showing them mercy because they didn’t show their victims any!!!

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