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Friday, March 21, 2014

Maryland State Police Are Investigating a Shooting in Harford County Maryland

Maryland State Police Press Release

03/21/2014 05:51

POLICE SHOOTING IN HARFORD CO. UNDER INVESTIGATION

(ABERDEEN, MD) -- A burglary suspect who rammed several police cars and injured an officer was fatally wounded by police after a pursuit that ended at an I-95 rest area early this morning.

Preliminary information indicates shortly before 2:30 a.m. today, a burglary was reported at a Target store in Aberdeen. Officers from the Aberdeen Police Department responded and spotted the suspect fleeing the store. The suspect refused to stop and rammed his vehicle into an Aberdeen Police patrol car, injuring the officer and disabling the police car.

A pursuit ensued throughout the area and onto both north and southbound I-95. Additional police cars from the Aberdeen Police Department and the Maryland State Police were rammed by the suspect during the pursuit.

The pursuit ended on the I-95 southbound entrance ramp to the Maryland House rest area when police fired at the suspect, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The suspect was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is on the scene conducting the investigation. The Harford County State's Attorney has been notified and will be reviewing the investigation upon completion.

The southbound ramp to the Maryland House is expected to be closed for several hours, due to extensive scene processing. Traffic on southbound I-95 is not affected.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The investigation is continuing.

From the Maryland State Police Press Release.