City police release details in carjacking and shooting

Suspect shot by officers stable at city hospital

January 27, 2002|By Jacques Kelly | Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF

City police released additional details in a carjacking Friday that ended with a male suspect being shot several times by police after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a police car and a taxicab in downtown Baltimore.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, is stable at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman.

His companion, Sabrina Wright, 19, of Neptune, N.J., awaits a bail hearing at the Baltimore jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and handgun violations.

Police identified the victim of the carjacking as Aaron Jones, 20, of Hampton, Va.

Wright and the suspect had taken a Greyhound bus from New Jersey to Richmond, Va., where they met Jones, whom Bartness described as the friend of a friend the couple knew in Virginia.

Police said the couple handcuffed Jones, placed him in the trunk of his Chevrolet Cavalier and drove from Virginia to Baltimore, where they attempted to cash in a used portion of a bus ticket back to New Jersey at the Greyhound bus station on West Fayette Street.

While they attempted to get the refund, Jones escaped from the trunk and alerted a police officer.

As the officer approached Jones' car, the suspect drove off, hitting the two vehicles and touching off a police chase.

The chase ended at Ensor and Monument streets in East Baltimore when the Cavalier hit a brick building.

Wright surrendered, police said. The driver got out and fired twice at police. Five officers returned fire.

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