Carjacking suspect, 18, surrenders Teen accused of attempted murder, theft

August 07, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

An 18-year-old wanted in the carjacking of an off-duty Baltimore City police officer earlier this week surrendered to tTC authorities in Baltimore County yesterday.

Kevin Lemar Coley of the 4400 block of LaPlata Ave. surrendered at the Woodlawn District at 3 p.m.

He was charged with attempted murder, carjacking, handgun violations and grand theft from Monday morning's carjacking of Officer Norbert J. Padzersky Jr., 48, of the 4600 block of Bucks School House Road. He also faces carjacking and attempted murder charges in a July 28 carjacking at Pikesville's Comfort Inn, police said.

He was being held last night at the White Marsh District.

Officer Padzersky told police he noticed a car with two men following him as he drove his 1993 Toyota 4-Runner home from work about 1 a.m. Monday. When he reached his driveway in the White Marsh area, a Chevy Blazer with New Jersey tags pulled up, police said.

One man stepped out, said he was having brake trouble, then pulled a pistol and started shooting.

As Officer Padzersky and the man traded shots, a second man sped off in the Toyota. The first man followed in the Blazer.

Also charged in that incident is Denation Lee Kent of the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave., arrested by Pennsylvania police Thursday after a holdup at the Blue Ball National Bank, outside Morgantown in Lancaster County. He was jailed yesterday in Lancaster on $500,000 bond.

Mr. Kent and Mr. Coley are considered prime suspects in four carjackings in the Baltimore area, city and county police said.

In a Wednesday night carjacking, Frederick Montague Johnson, 61, of the 3800 block of Dolfield Ave., was slain by two men who stole his car in the 4400 block of Tamarind Road in North Baltimore, police said.

The car was found abandoned two blocks away with a flat tire and two windows shattered by gunshots.

Police said Mr. Kent, Mr. Coley and a third man also are believed responsible for a Sunday night carjacking of a motorist who suspects tried to shoot in the back of the head in the 3000 block of W. Belvedere Ave. before driving his Buick to the 3000 block of Hilton St. in Baltimore. There, city police said they ran into the back of a Chevrolet Blazer.

When the Blazer's owner got out of his vehicle, police said he was shot in the back by one of the suspects, who then drove off in the Blazer.

It was that Blazer that police said the three Baltimore men were riding in when they followed Officer Padzersky to his home.

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