Of­fi­cer in­jured in Parkville al­ter­ca­tion

The Avenue News - - NEWS -

On Oc­to­ber 29, 2018 at ap­prox­i­mately 8:30 p.m., a Bal­ti­more County Of­fi­cer was work­ing sec­ondary em­ploy­ment at Park­way Cross­ing lo­cated in the 2300-block of Clean­leigh Drive, 21234. The of­fi­cer was told about a black SUV driv­ing er­rat­i­cally across the shop­ping cen­ter park­ing lot. The of­fi­cer saw the SUV in front of the ShopRite store, walked up to the ve­hi­cle, and spoke to the driver. The driver opened the door dur­ing the in­ter­ac­tion with the po­lice of­fi­cer. Shortly af­ter­wards the driver quickly ac­cel­er­ated the SUV and ei­ther dragged the of­fi­cer or struck him caus­ing the of­fi­cer to be struck by an­other ve­hi­cle trav­el­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion of the SUV. The of­fi­cer was able to fire his ser­vice weapon at least once, strik­ing the driver of the SUV. The driver con­tin­ued to flee, hit­ting an­other parked car and then be­com­ing dis­abled in the lot near the Home De­pot.

The driver of the SUV was trans­ported to Si­nai Hos­pi­tal in grave con­di­tion, from a gun­shot wound to the up­per body. The of­fi­cer was taken to the R. Adams Cow­ley Shock Trauma Cen­ter, with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The driver was the only per­son in­side the SUV dur­ing the in­ci­dent. De­tec­tives are con­tin­u­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion at this time.

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