Police shoot man during struggle

August 14, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

Police shot a 19-year-old Aberdeen man last night who they said assaulted one officer and resisted arrest when another stopped him in East Baltimore while driving a car that had been reported stolen.

Charges of driving a stolen auto and assaulting a police officer were pending last night against David Busick, who police chased into his uncle's rowhouse in the 2900 block of E. Baltimore St., said police spokesman Sam Ringgold.

Mr. Ringgold said officers received a call for a stolen car at Snozzles Car Wash in the 3800 block of Pulaski Highway about 7:15 p.m. When police arrived, they tried to block the exits and then arrested a juvenile with Mr. Busick without a problem.

But when officers tried to handcuff Mr. Busick, Mr. Ringgold said he resisted and a struggle ensued. Although the officers sprayed him with tear gas to subdue him, Mr. Ringgold said Mr. Busick continued to struggle with the officers.

"At some point during the struggle, the officer shot him in the back of the shoulder," he said, adding the bullet only grazed Mr. Busick's left shoulder. Mr. Busick got into a black 1987 Iroc Z28 Camaro reported stolen Aug. 9 in Aberdeen and drove off with the officers in pursuit, Mr. Ringgold said.

During the chase, police said Mr. Busick bailed out of the car and ran down East Baltimore

Street with officers in foot pursuit. The officers followed him to the rowhouse in the 2900 block of E. Baltimore St., police said.

A helicopter hovered overhead as about a dozen officers went JTC into the house across from Patterson Park and took him outside.

"About 15 cops with their guns drawn were running down the alley and it was pretty intense," said Tre Gibbs, who lives in the 2900 block of E. Baltimore St.

Mr. Busick was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released.

"They shot my nephew," said William Ash. "They are searching the house for a gun. They ain't going to find no gun in the house. He's a hothead but he don't have no guns."

Mr. Ringgold was unsure if police found a gun in the house.

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