ABERDEEN, Md - A stray piece of police tape and a boarded up door at a department store is what is left from the start of a wild chase that left one Aberdeen Police officer wounded and a suspect dead.
Police say 29-year-old Rajsaun McCray of Washington was attempting to burglarize the Aberdeen Target when an officer responded.
"He attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect collided with the officer injuring the officer and disabling his police car," said Maryland State Police spokesperson Greg Shipley.
From there police say McCray jumped on 95 and led Maryland State Police troopers and Aberdeen police on a high speed chase up and down 95.
Troopers followed McCray as he sped through exit ramps traveling south, then north, then south again.
His tire caught some stop sticks and finally gave way on the ramp to the south entrance of the new Maryland House rest stop on 95.
But that didn't stop him, police say.
McCray rammed other squad cars including a state police cruiser and another Aberdeen police car.
Even when police jumped out of their car with pistols at the ready, they say McCray wasn't surrendering.
"Troopers and an Aberdeen Police Officer got out of their car attempting to approach the vehicle and take the suspect into custody, but instead the suspect apparently according to the investigation accelerated toward the police officers," Shipley said.
The officers fired and despite being flown to Shock Trauma, McCray died.
The south bound ramp to the Maryland House remained closed until the afternoon while police investigated and removed McCray’s late model Dodge Caliber from the scene.
While police haven't determined why the 29-year-old would flee, his extensive record here in Maryland may be a clue.
Several warrants and arrests for burglary, destruction of property and theft litter his rap sheet from several jurisdictions around the state.