ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — For the first time, the wife of an Anne Arundel County police officer shot in the line of duty speaks out, as he remains in the hospital. Now police release new information on the two suspects in custody.
Rick Ritter has more on his wife’s emotional statement.
Police say it’s a miracle that the officer is alive. He’s in good spirits at Shock Trauma. Meanwhile, the suspects are now behind bars for what police believe was originally planned as an armed robbery that took a wild turn.
Fighting back tears, the wife of Corporal Larry Adams battles a horrifying reality–her husband was critically wounded.
“It’s one of my worst nightmares. You never think it’s going to happen to you,” said Ritu Adams.
Now police have two suspects in custody they say are behind the brazen shooting.
Early Friday morning, Corporal Adams spots a suspicious vehicle outside a BGE substation near the 7-Eleven along College Parkway.
Adams runs the tags, before turning into the 7-Eleven. But shortly after, a concerned citizen points out a man acting suspicious, so Adams approaches him.
An altercation occurred and the suspect took off. Corporal Adams chased him. Police say that’s when the suspect turned around and fired shots at the officer, hitting him in the upper body.
“The feeling you get when you pull up and see your brother or sister laying on the ground,” said Chief Timothy Altomare, Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Despite being shot, investigators say the ten-year veteran was alert enough to provide critical information about the tags he ran prior to the incident–the same vehicle the suspects got away in.
This, before being rushed to Shock Trauma, where his condition has now improved.
“That is by the grace of God,” said Chief Altomare.
His evidence led police to arrest 30-year-old Colvin White and 29-year-old Danielle Blake, who the car was registered to.
Police say White pulled the trigger while Blake was waiting in the vehicle for what investigators believe was originally planned as a robbery at the 7-Eleven.
“The relationship between Colvin and Danielle is they have children in common,” said Lt. Smith.
Both he and Blake now face a rap sheet of charges, while the long road to recovery for Adams is just getting started.
White’s history includes a conviction of conspiracy to commit armed robbery back in 2009–a 12 year sentence. He only served 2.5, however, and was later released.
White now faces charges of attempted first-degree murder. Meanwhile, Danielle Blake is charged with conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree murder.