Suspect Hospitalized With Critical Head Injury After Struggle With Baltimore Co. Police Officer
TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)– A 19-year-old man is in critical but stable condition at the hospital after an altercation with a Baltimore County police officer.
Police say he was resisting arrest when officers were serving him a warrant for second-degree assault.
The suspect fled from officers on June 24 after 10:45 p.m. when they tried to arrest him for assaulting a woman in the 500-block of Castle Drive. The woman called police and told them that she had let the father of her child inside her apartment despite having a domestic violence protection order against him, and that he punched her.
A warrant was issued for the suspect for violation of a protective order, second-degree assault and resisting arrest.
Officers responded to the same location on June 26 at 12:25 a.m. to serve the warrant. The woman told police that he was not inside the apartment but officers saw him through a window. The police officers entered the apartment and told the suspect he was under arrest.
Police say a struggle between an officer and the suspect resulted in the suspect accidentally being struck in the head. He was arrested but was conscious and talking and complained that his head hurt. He was taken to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) for treatment where his condition deteriorated.
He has also been charged with second-degree assault on an officer.