BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A police officer is recovering after being rushed to the hospital after he was dragged by a car during a traffic stop.
The incident happened on 3300 block of Garrison Avenue in NW Baltimore at around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Police said an officer pulled over a suspect in a reported stolen vehicle along Garrison Avenue and immediately requested backup.
The officer tried to stop the driver of the gray Toyota Camry, when the suspect tried to flee, dragging the officer.
“The crazy part about this situation, of course, the officer was dragged and it appears he’s going to be okay, but the officer dragged was actually the officer who apprehended the suspect. Even with his injuries, he was able to get up and pursue the suspect on foot who got out of the vehicle after he crashed it, and fled on foot” said T.J. Smith, Baltimore City Police.
The male officer was taken to Shock Trauma for non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to be okay and is listed in stable condition
Per police spokesman TJ Smith, the suspect is in custody.
“It’s dangerous, it’s dangerous. We talk about these situations all the time and how dangerous they are with trying to apprehend suspects who committed other crimes” Smith said.
Police have not yet released the identity of the officer or suspect. Tuesday afternoon, they said the suspect was in the process of being charged.