Runaway transferred to Hickey School, charged in chase

August 11, 1991

A 15-year-old runaway shot last week by a Howard County police officer after a high-speed chase involving a stolen truck was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and taken into custody Friday, police said.

The Prince George's County boy, who was wounded in the left shoulder in the incident Wednesday, was being held yesterday at the Charles Hickey School in Cub Hill.

He was charged as a juvenile with two counts of assault, felony and misdemeanor theft and motor-vehicle violations including fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and driving 75 mph in 55 mph zone.

The boy rammed the stolen Toyota 4-Runner into a patrol car, then drove it into an officer, Howard County police said. The boy then drove the truck toward Officer Charles A. Walker, who shot the boy in the shoulder as he drove away, police said.

Two passengers, 13-year-old and 14-year-old girls, who were not injured, were charged as juveniles with felony and misdemeanor theft, police said.

Officer Walker was placed on administrative duties pending a police investigation.

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