BALTIMORE CO., Md. (WJZ) — Police say an officer shot a suspect while being dragged by a vehicle in Baltimore County Monday evening.
This shooting happened in the 2400 block of Cleanleigh Dr., just after 8:30 p.m.
A Baltimore County Police Department officer was working security in the nearby shopping center, when he was told about a vehicle driving erratically in the parking lot.
The officer spotted the vehicle, a black SUV, and went to talk with the driver in front of the ShopRite.
The driver of the black SUV had the door open while talking to the officer, but later accelerated, dragging the officer. The officer fired an unknown number of shots, and at least one hit the driver of the black SUV.
A white vehicle was heading in the opposite direction, and the officer was in between both of those cars, according to Baltimore Co. PD Cpl. Shawn Vinson.
The black SUV continued through the parking lot and became disabled after crashing into a parked car.
Police say the driver of the SUV is in grave condition, and the officer involved was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The officer did not have a body camera on.