Police: Man struck, killed by fleeing suspect

March 05, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A man who was caught trying to break into a box truck in Southwest Baltimore on Saturday drove his own truck into two warehouse workers who tried to stop him, killing one.

The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. in the 2700 block of Hollins Ferry Road.

Police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said the two victims were working at a warehouse when they heard noise that led them to another man they believed was attempting to break into a truck.

When they tried to stop him, Silbert said, the suspect attempted to flee in his own truck. At some point, he struck both men, killing one and dragging the other a short distance, Silbert said.

The surviving victim has been taken to a local hospital and it expected to survive, he said. Police did not release the identity of the other victim pending notification of family.

Silbert said officers were able to track down the suspect's vehicle and have identified a "person of interest." No arrests have been made.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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