BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Caught in the act. Police say a man trying to break into a truck was confronted by two warehouse employees and it turned deadly.

Suzanne Collins has more.

One employee who tried to stop a possible theft is run over and dies. Police say it’s the suspect who ran him over while trying to get away.  

At a warehouse in the 2700-block of Hollins Ferry Road, two workers confronted a possible thief.

“We’re doing some work outside of the warehouse,” said Jeremy Silbert, Baltimore City Police. “They heard a noise, went around to the side of the building, and that’s where they encountered one suspect who they believed was attempting to break into one of their vehicles.”

The suspect came to the warehouse in a box truck and police say he tried to leap back into his own truck and get away. But the two workers in their 50s tried to stop him. One was run over and died a short time later at Shock Trauma.

The second employee was dragged by the truck and later taken to a local hospital. He is expected to survive.

Later Saturday night police got a lead.

“A short time later, detectives were able to locate a vehicle, which we believe is the suspect’s vehicle. And we also have a person of interest who is in custody at this time,” Silbert said.

The victims are not yet identified. Police are still questioning the suspect who has yet to be charged.

Police aren’t identifying the company targeted in the theft, but there is a garden supply firm and a cleaning company located at that address.