Balto. Co. officer shoots teen after boy attempted to run him down, police say

April 13, 2005|By Anica Butler | Anica Butler,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore County police officer shot a teenager yesterday morning after the teen tried to run down the officer with a car, police said yesterday.

About 5 a.m., an officer saw a stolen car on Security Boulevard near Whitehead Road in Woodlawn, police said. The officer tried to stop the car at Security Boulevard and Gwynn Oak Avenue, ordering both occupants out of the car, according to police. The 15-year-old driver backed into a police car, then drove forward at one of the officers, according to police.

The officer fired into the car, hitting the 15-year-old in the neck, police said. The teen kept driving, and hit another police car at Security Boulevard and Ingleside Avenue, police said.

Both teens were arrested in Baltimore near Melbourne Avenue. The driver was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

The teens had not been charged yesterday, and their names had not been released by police. Police also did not release the name of the officer, saying that the case was under review by the homicide and internal affairs divisions.

Also yesterday, a Cockeysville man was flown to Shock Trauma after he crashed a car while leading police on a chase, authorities said. James Morgan, 56, had been charged in a warrant with two counts of second-degree assault and violating a protective order after his wife accused him of threatening her Monday night with a knife, police said. After police spotted him yesterday morning, he drove away but crashed his sport utility vehicle at Carroll and Stockton roads, police said. He was in fair condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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