Officer's car is hijacked by gunmen one wounded

August 04, 1993|By Robert A. Erlandson and Kris Antonelli | Robert A. Erlandson and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writers

Two men have been charged in the carjacking of an off-duty Baltimore officer that occurred after a fierce gunbattle outside the officer's home Monday night, city police said.

Logan Carter, 23, of the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave. was charged with assault with intent to murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and a handgun violation. His companion, Dominic Inman, 19, of the 4400 block of La Plata Ave., is charged with aiding and abetting and being an accessory after the crime, said Agent Doug Price, a city police spokesman.

The two men were arrested at Union Memorial Hospital, where they had gone for treatment of a bullet wound in Mr. Carter's leg. Police said Mr. Carter was apparently injured in the shootout in which more than a dozen shots were fired.

Officer Norbert J. Padzersky Jr., 48, told county police he noticed a car with two men following him as he drove home from work at the Northeastern Police District about 1 a.m. Officer Padzersky had removed his shirt with his badge and insignia and was in a T-shirt.

When he reached his driveway in the 4600 block of Bucks School House Road in the White Marsh area, the car, a Chevy Blazer with New Jersey tags, pulled up, police said. One man stepped out, said he was having brake trouble, then pulled out a pistol and started shooting.

As Officer Padzersky and the man traded shots, a second man sped off in the officer's 1993 Toyota 4-Runner. The first man jumped back into the Blazer and followed.

Investigators found broken glass in the driveway and broadcast a description of both cars and suspects. Later, police were notified that the wounded man had appeared at Union Memorial seeking treatment. Mr. Carter and Mr. Inman were taken to the city police Homicide Unit, where they were questioned.

According to Agent Price, investigators determined three people were in the Blazer: Mr. Carter, Kevin Cooley, 18, of the 4400 block of La Plata Ave., and Damation Lee Kent, 19, of no fixed address.

Baltimore County police spokesman E. Jay Miller, said police plan to obtain arrest warrants for Mr. Kent and Mr. Cooley on charges of assault with intent to murder and attempted murder.

Agent Price said investigators believe Mr. Kent, who also is wanted in a bank robbery in Baltimore County, is involved in other carjackings in the city and "should be considered armed and dangerous."

Agent Price said investigators believe Mr. Inman was not involved in the carjacking, but had taken the wounded man to the hospital.

Police recovered the stolen Toyota on La Plata Avenue in Northwest Baltimore. The Blazer is still missing.

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