By Rachel Menitoff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police were attempting to arrest two robbery suspects at a Baltimore City hotel when a detective fired at one of the suspects when they allegedly drove at the officer, according to police.

The incident happened near Redwood and Calvert streets around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Police said Baltimore County detectives tracked robbery suspects to a hotel in downtown Baltimore.

They were working to bring the suspects into custody and were waiting to pull over the suspects as they left the hotel.

Police said, as the suspects came out, one ran back inside the hotel and another got into a vehicle and allegedly rammed into the back of a police vehicle when the suspect saw officers in the area.

As another detective approached the suspect in the car and ordered them out of the car, the suspect drove at the detective, according to police.

Police said that’s when the officer fired a weapon at the driver. The driver then fled the area, according to police.

“That detective discharged their service weapon, the suspect vehicle then continued, bounced off of the silver vehicle you see behind me, and went north on S. Calvert Street,” Sgt. Vicky Warehime, of the Baltimore County Police Department, said.

Chopper 13 was over the scene.

 

The shooting, although in Baltimore City, did not involve Baltimore City Police officers.

Police don’t know whether the suspect was struck by the gunfire.

County police officials said the officers identified themselves while engaging with the suspects.

One suspect is in custody and another suspect is at large. The suspect vehicle was recovered.

People who live and work in the downtown area said the news was shocking.

“It’s startling,” Kate Wood, of Baltimore, said. “It’s something you definitely don’t ever want to hear about, but definitely not in your neighborhood.”

“I just wish that it all could stop and that we could come together and become a better community and a better city,” Devon Gross, of Baltimore, told WJZ.

The Baltimore County Police detective involved in the shooting is on a standard administrative leave for the duration of this investigation, police said.

Rachel Menitoff

Comments (3)
  1. King Julian says:

    good work Balto. Co. police even though Little O doesn’t have your back

  2. Stacey says:

    Why are Baltimore County police and their spokeswoman working in the City. Let Mosby go arrest the criminals if they are short staffed or have the incompetent departing Mayor ask for National guard help.

  3. Hep Katt says:

    Under the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 the Governor of a state has to call in the National Guard and authorize them to act as police, something they are not really trained for. We have a Republican Governor who has done as little as the Democratic Mayor has. Hogan would have to do it, not the Mayor. Hogan sent them during the 2015 riots, not the Mayor. This is also covered by the 10th amendment. Trump could invoke the Insurrection Act and do it, but this does not qualify as one; it has not been used for over 30 years. He can send in Federal forces to protect or investigate crimes against Federal Properties, but they cannot do what they did and terrorize and scoop up or gas citizens not involved in a crime against a Federal property. Beyond Federal property, it is state Governors and their own state forces who are the ultimate authority in each state, not Trump.

    It scares me people vote and know nothing of the structure of the government and the Constitution. Figures, we have a President who knows nothing about the Constitution either that know nothings voted in.

    County police can operate in the city to execute a warrant, which is what those officers were doing, arresting people who allegedly committed a crime in the county. They can also keep chasing people who cross over into the city.

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