Officer fires at car after chase in South Baltimore

December 18, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A city police officer fired several shots at a man yesterday morning after a car chase through South Baltimore. The officer apparently did not hit the suspect, but the man was taken to Harbor Hospital Center with slight injuries caused by broken glass, police said.

The officer was using radar on traffic in the 600 block of E. Patapsco Ave. when he clocked a Dodge Stealth driving 62 mph in a 40 mph zone. He chased the car to the 3600 block of Hanover St., where it got stuck in traffic.

As the officer approached the car, the driver "maneuvered his vehicle to hit the officer," said a police spokesman. The officer fired several times as the driver sped away, then got out and fled on foot. Police arrested the man in the 500 block of Cambria St.

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