Officer dodges minivan, fires weapon in pursuit of stolen vehicle in Towson
Police say teen charged as adult after ramming cruiser, fleeing through neighborhood
Baltimore County Police say Antonio Green, 16, is being charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder, vehicle theft and assault. (Baltimore County Police photo / December 1, 2012)
Police say on Dec. 1 at about 1:27 a.m., an officer spotted a 2003 white Dodge Caravan on Bristol Road near Stoneleigh Road without its headlights on, and stopped the vehicle.
After stopping, the driver in the minivan reversed and rammed into the front of the police car while the officer was still inside, then drove off toward Stoneleigh Road, according to police reports.
The officer was able to pursue the minivan. While in pursuit, police confirmed that the Caravan was stolen from Baltimore City.
Reports said the driver of the minivan pulled into a driveway in the 6700 block of Maxalea Road, then rammed the police car again. The officer was able to get out of his vehicle and attempted to place the driver under arrest, but the driver tried to run over the officer, police said.
The officer fired his service weapon several times, and had to dive out of the way to avoid being struck by the minivan, according to the report.
The driver sped away, but crashed the minivan into a parked car in front of the 6700 block of Maxalea Road. He then fled on foot, and a county K-9 unit tracked him down in a shed in the backyard of a house in the 6900 block of Sherwood Road, police said.
After struggling with police, the suspect was arrested. Police say they believe the driver was the only person in the minivan, and he was not struck by the shots fired by the police officer, the report said.
The officer was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center for treatment from non-life threatening injuries, and was later released.
The suspect has been identified as 16-year-old Antonio Rashad Green, of Woodson Road. He is being charged as an adult with 11 counts, including attempted second-degree murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, vehicle theft and fourth-degree burglary.
As of Saturday afternoon, he was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.