Baltimore County police shot and killed the driver of a car that detectives were pursuing yesterday in Dundalk after the driver attempted to run over one of them, a police spokesman said.
Detectives from the North Point precinct were following two men in a dark sedan about 5:30 p.m., when the car pulled into a BP gas station at Merritt Boulevard and Dunmanway, said Cpl. Mike Hill, a Baltimore County police spokesman.
Police used their vehicles, with lights flashing, to block the front and the back of the suspects' car and ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle, Hill said. The driver then backed into the unmarked police car and attempted to run over the detective in front of him, the spokesman said.
Detectives drew their weapons and fired multiple times, killing the driver, Hill said.
The passenger was injured by flying debris and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the spokesman said.
Hill said three to seven officers were involved, but none was injured.
Hill did not provide any details about the investigation. He did not release the identities of the man who was killed or the passenger because their families had not been notified.