ELKRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) — Three suspects are in custody after a police chase ended with a shooting involving Baltimore County Police officers in Elkridge, Maryland, early Thursday afternoon, according to officials.
Baltimore County Police said officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop around 2 p.m. as part of an investigation into a shooting in their area this week.
Police said they tried to pull a car over in Lansdowne, but that the driver didn’t stop and fled along Route 1 toward Howard County.
“The suspect car tried to still run, ran over the gate in the neighbor’s yard and was still evading police, and that’s when shots were fired,” a witness told WJZ.
Baltimore County Police confirmed that — at this point — several officers discharged their weapons and that this incident is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting.
The number of Baltimore County Police officers involved is still unknown.
Howard County Police, who assisted in response, said one suspect was taken into custody and two others suffered gunshot wounds.
“One suspect was taken into custody, and a second was taken to Shock Trauma with a gunshot wound. A third suspect initially refused to exit the vehicle, but later complied and was also taken to Shock Trauma with a gunshot wound,” Lori Boone, of the Howard County Police Department, said.
Howard County Police also said that a gun was recovered at the scene. There is no additional information, however, about whether this gun was fired during the incident.
Dana Edwards, who lives along Furnace Avenue where the incident happened, said she was scared for the safety of her family.
“I mean, I was afraid that bullets could penetrate my windows and hit my own children and family members,” Edwards told WJZ.
The conditions of the two suspects are unknown at this time.
No officers were injured.