Teen charged after pursuit, officer injured

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) - A 16-year-old is behind bars and charged with attempted second degree murder after police say he led them on an overnight chase and injured one of their officers.

Baltimore County Police said they stopped Antonio Rashad Green, who was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan early Saturday morning, because the vehicle did not have headlights.

Once both vehicles were stopped, police say Green put the mini van in reverse and rammed into the officer's police cruiser. 

Green proceeded to speed away, prompting the officer to pursue the vehicle, police say.

Police soon realized that the car Green was driving had been stolen in Baltimore City.

According to Officer Shawn Vinson, spokesperson with the Baltimore County Police Department, "The stolen minivan pulled into a driveway in the 6700-block of Maxalea Road and then rammed the back of the vehicle into the police car, once again."

The officer got out of his cruiser in an attempt to make an arrest when Green attempted to "run over the police officer," police say.

 

"Fearing for his life, the county officer fired his service weapon at the suspect," said Vinson.  "Multiple shots were fired. At the same time, the officer had to dive out of the way to avoid being struck by the minivan," he said.

Police say Green sped away and hit a parked car on the same block.

Following the accident, Green got out of the car and ran into a backyard shed on Sherwood Road where a K-9 officer later found him.

The injured officer was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

Police say Green, who lives in the 1000-block of Woodson Road in Towson, is facing several charges as an adult, including attempted second degree murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and vehicle theft.

Green is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a $500,000.00 bail. 

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