By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO

A car chase by Baltimore County Police ended with the shooting of a suspect in the early hours of July 3.

According to Baltimore County Police Public Information Officer (PIO), Sean Vinson, the incident started approximately at 5:00 a.m. when officers were dispatched for a theft at the Walgreens at the intersection of Harford and Joppa Road in the Parkville community of Baltimore County.

When units arrived on the scene, they found out the vehicle in question had stolen tags. When officers began to follow the suspected vehicle, a pursuit ensued that lasted about 15 minutes said Vinson.

The officer followed the suspected car onto Pulaski Highway near 65th St in Rosedale where the suspects car was allegedly driven towards the officer; hitting the officer’s car.

The officer shot into the suspects car but, the car continued away from the scene heading toward Baltimore City, despite a passenger in the vehicle being struck by gunfire.

The suspect’s vehicle eventually became disabled on Moravia Road according to police and officers were able to take the female driver and the male passenger into custody.

The wounded passenger was transported to an area hospital, but his condition is unknown at press time.

The officer’s identity has not been released but, Baltimore County Police officials did say the officer was driving the same car Officer Amy Caprio was driving the day she died in the line of duty in May, when she was allegedly run over by a vehicle after confronting a burglary suspect.