Suspect shot, officer injured
CAMBRIDGE — A Cambridge police officer reportedly shot a 27-year-old man early Friday morning, June 29, after the man allegedly chased his girlfriend, stole her car and tried to run over the officer during a chase.
According to Maryland State Police, the man was flown to University of Mar yland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment and is under police guard. State police did not release the name of the suspect or the name of the officer who shot the suspect.
Police said officers responded to the 700 block of St. Clair Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. Friday for a reported domestic dispute. Police said the suspect’s mother reported her son was chasing his naked girlfriend down the street.
Responding officers found the woman, who told them the suspect had stolen her car, a Chrysler 200, according to police reports. A short time later, the suspect was spotted driving in the area by officers, but he disregarded police attempts to stop him.
A pursuit ensued through Cambridge; and during the pursuit, the suspect tried to ram a police car, police said.
According to state police, a Cambridge officer tried to stop the suspect in the area of Douglas and High streets by blocking his movement on a one-way street. Police said the car slowed or stopped, and the officer shouted multiple times to the suspect to get out and get on the ground.
Police said instead of complying, the suspect accelerated the car and drove directly at the officer. In fear for his life, the officer fired his department-issued .40-caliber Glock 22 pistol at the suspect, according to police reports. The suspect continued to drive at the officer, and the vehicle hi his leg and foot as it passed.
The suspect was apprehended a short distance later, and officers found he had been shot and administered first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived, according to state police.