Suspect Shot After Robbery & Police Pursuit

BALTIMORE HIGHLANDS, Md. (WJZ) — A chase through two counties and the city as police race after a suspect waving a gun out his window. It all ends in a quiet Baltimore County neighborhood with gunfire.

Alex DeMetrick has the details.

The Baltimore Highlands neighborhood in Baltimore County went from quiet to wild at lunch time.

“I was in my house with my sister, and the next thing you know our friends are calling us, saying that somebody got shot and the school’s on lockdown.  And I’m like, ‘What’s going on here?’” said Kristen White.

According to police, it started Wednesday night with a robbery in Baltimore County, where a white Chevy was seen. It was spotted again Thursday morning by Anne Arundel County Police, who chased it back north.

“The suspect driving the white Chevy Malibu was waving a gun outside the vehicle as it traveled up 97,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County Police spokesperson.

It ended with a crash, but not before State Police and Baltimore Police joined the pursuit.

The 19-year-old suspect entered a residential neighborhood and struck Anne Arundel County police vehicles in the area of Virginia Avenue and Fenor Road.

“He bails out of his vehicle,” Armacost said. “He is armed.”

Police say the suspect had the gun pointed at his own head. Officers ordered him to drop the gun. He refused and pointed the gun at the officers.

At that time one officer from Baltimore County and one officer from Anne Arundel County discharged their weapons.  The suspect was shot in the lower body.

It’s not believed he fired any shots.

The suspect’s gun could be seen in the gutter. The officer’s guns were also taken as evidence by detectives. Bullets were counted in the clips of the seized weapons, and shell casings marked in the street. A bullet hole could be seen in the suspect’s car.

“This is ridiculous in this neighborhood,” said Craig Kittle. “This is a nice neighborhood that shouldn’t have to go through all this stuff.”

“All these people here, they’re probably worried. You know, they’ll all have their doors locked and stuff tonight,” said Duane Sheeder.

Police say it’s not clear if the suspect ended up here deliberately or by chance.

The suspect was taken to Shock Trauma.  His condition is not known, but charges are pending.

An Anne Arundel County officer also received minor injuries when his vehicle was struck by the suspect’s vehicle.  He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The shooting happened near Baltimore Highlands Elementary, which was locked down. No one there was hurt.

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  • Wiseguy


    …………..Stop or we’ll shoot.

    • Michael

      Ahh yes, another stupid comment by the “wiseguy”. So tell me wiseguy, do you sit around for a few hours thinking about what to say, or does it just roll right out of you?!

    • smacks you

      STFU idiot. you’re too much of a pvssy to face these people with guns yourself so you sit behind your keyboard and sagging straw chair and type away with your greasy fingers over something that you couldn’t fathom handling in real life. What was the last bank robbery or man with a gun you stopped or handled????? I’ll wait……………

      • poor Willie

        …and where are you,Willie?

    • Wiseguy

      Beware.-It is Bernard Mc Kernan .that is not me

      He copies names because he is a low life that has nothing else to do.

  • keets

    You keep sying that, but…well… let’s put it this way, it’s not like they are walking up to random citizens and shooting them for no reason. No, these are people who think it is OK to rob businesses or burglarize homes or commit acts of violence against others human beings. They ought to be aware of the dangers involved for them in this type of behavior and if they suffer the consequences, well, the maybe they should have headed for a trade school to train for a less risky occupation. Ya think?

    bang bang….maybe you should have thought of this scenario when you planned to rob a bank.

    • keets types too fast

      sorry for the typos

  • one can hope

    hey, with all these cops shooting their “perps”, maybe crime will go down a little?

    • Stupidity Rules

      Shoot them all. we are paying too much to house and feed those who do not want to be part of a law abiding society.

      • Bernard Mc Kernan

        Stupidity rules, My my, such a caring person on other threads & so violent on this one. Hmm, How about if you found out it was your Father / Grandfather who did this because his S.S. check has not seen a raise inover three years while expenses have soared. Cn’t get a job because he’s to old & feels emasculated.

      • Stupidity Rules

        Nice try Bernie. This may happen in your family but not in mine.

  • Sally

    Hey wiseguy (more like moronguy). The suspect was obviously intending on using the gun since he dropped it and went to pick it back up. So you’re saying that you would have just stood there like an idiot while someone shot you, one of your coworkers or another innocent person? These officers did as they were trained, and did nothing wrong here. You’re an idiot…

  • Wiseguy

    willie……..stop copying my good name here

    • Bernard Mc Kernan

      It’s me doing it

  • Wiseguy

    STOP IT …..Find something else to do you Berinie… friggin’ low life.

  • east to west

    If it was my family member I would hope they’d give up once they were cornered. Sort of a “okay, ya got me” scenario. If the perp made any motion toward the gun, he deserved to get put down and since 2 different officers from 2 different depts fired at the same time it was probably justified. Different policies for different depts. BUT, if he dropped the gun, had his hands in the air and then they shot, they will have to answer to the review panel and the DA for that.

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