BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)– A police chase on I-95 ends with one man dead on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore County.
Police say they attempted to pull over a Honda Pilot on I-95 when the driver failed to stop for police. The driver then lead authorities on a chase from I-95 to I-695, eventually coming to a stop at Rt. 702 and Hyde Park Road.
According to authorities, when they approached the Honda Pilot, gunfire came from the vehicle, striking a Baltimore County officer. Officers then returned fire which resulted in the death of the suspect, who was the only occupant inside the vehicle.
The injured officer was transported to Shock Trauma and treated for his injuries. He was later released on Saturday night.
Further investigation revealed that the Honda Pilot was registered to an address in Corbin City, Kentucky. Police say they contacted authorities in Corbin City and learned that there is an ongoing death investigation involving three people killed at that same registered address. CBS affiliate WKYT reports that authorities are investigating a triple murder that left a college professor and her family dead. Corbin Police tell WKYT that Dr. Sarah Hendrix, a professor at Union College in Barbourville is one of the victims. Hendrix’s husband and daughter were also found dead from apparent gun shot wounds. WKYT reports no arrests have been made and the cause of the death has not yet been released.
In a statement released on Saturday night, college officials said, “the Union College community is heartbroken by the tragic deaths of Dr. Sarah Hendrix, her husband Kevin, and their daughter Grace. We have lost a member of our family, a wonderful educator, colleague, and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hendrix family at this time.
The suspect driving the Honda Pilot was only identified as a juvenile of Corbin City, Kentucky. According to our media partner The Baltimore Sun, authorities in Kentucky said late Saturday that the person killed in the Baltimore County shootout was a teenager suspected of killing the Hendrix family. “All indications look that way,” said Detective William Rose of the Police Department in Corbin, about 90 miles south of Lexington. “Yes, he is a suspect.”
Six Baltimore County Police officers fired their weapons on Saturday afternoon, they will be placed on administrative status while the incident is being reviewed.
Police say a Honda Accord was also hit during the police chase. Three people including two 11-year-old girls were inside that vehicle, they were treated and released on Saturday night.
Baltimore County Police say they are working with authorities in Kentucky to determine if there is any link in both incidents.