BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One woman is injured and a man is in custody following a police involved shooting in the Windsor Mill area Friday night.
Baltimore county police Sergeant Andrea Bylen confirms officers were attempting to stop a stolen vehicle in the area of Liberty Road and Milford Mill road last night just before 8:30pm.
Two officers in separate police cruisers attempted to block in the suspect vehicle before exiting their cruisers and identifying themselves at police officers.
At this point the driver of the stolen car drove forward striking the police car and pushing it forward before reversing and striking the second officer’s vehicle and knocking that officer to the ground.
The suspect then fled from police to the area of Liberty Road and Lord Baltimore Drive where officers again attempted to arrest the suspect.
The driver of the stolen car struck three civilian vehicles before driving directly towards a police officer.
The Baltimore county police officer, fearing for his life, fired at the suspect vehicle.
Police say the suspect vehicle continued to flee down Liberty Road jumping a median and traveling in both eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic.
The suspect vehicle eventually became inoperable at Liberty Road and Sussex Road where the driver fled on foot before being arrested a short distance away.
Three other occupants were in the car at the time of the incident including a female who was injured in the shooting. She was transported to nearby hospital with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries.
The two other passengers in the car were interviewed by police and released without charges.
The 23 year old driver of the stolen vehicle remains in police custody and charges are still pending. Police say this man is wanted in multiple jurisdictions.
11 victims in the civilian vehicles struck by the stolen car all refused medical transport.
The officer involved in the shooting was wearing a body camera and has been placed on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.