A Severna Park man faces assault and traffic charges after he led Anne Arundel County and state police on a wild chase that ended in Frederick County after police shot him early yesterday morning.
Shawn Alfred Chowanetz, 25, of the 1200 block of Purnell Road, was in serious condition yesterday with a gunshot wound to his arm at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
He is charged with assault with intent to murder, auto theft, theft, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.
The incident started at 12:45 a.m. when police received a shoplifting complaint from the 7-Eleven store at Jumper's Hole Road and Benfield Boulevard and later spotted the suspect in a red Dodge Daytona, stolen from West Virginia, heading north on Ritchie Highway. As officers tried to stop the driver, he crossed the median strip into the southbound lanes, police said.