Suspect charged in burglary that led to police-involved shooting

WOODLAWN, Md. - A 54-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with burglary and related offenses in connection with yesterday's police-involved shooting in Woodlawn.

Leon Harvey, of the 4100 block of Fairfax Road, was caught by a K9 officer as he fled from the scene of the burglary. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail.

Allen Harvey Jr., 23, of the 4100 block of Fairfax Road, was shot by police as he dragged an officer with his vehicle. Harvey was the nephew of Leon Harvey.

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Police said a third suspect remains hospitalized at Shock Trauma and charges will be filed after he is treated at the hospital. The names of the officers involved in this incident are not being released at this time. The officers involved will be placed on administrative duty while the incident is reviewed.

The shooting took place after police responded to a home in the 5400 block of Dogwood Road for a report of a burglary in progress.  When the first officer arrived he found two men running from the home and getting into a minivan parked on the street in front of the house.  Two other officers arrived on the scene as backup for the first officer.

The first officer approached the minivan and reached in the open driver's door window, attempting to stop the vehicle.  The operator of the minivan grabbed the officer's arm, held it and began to move the vehicle forward. 

Police said the officer feared for his life, drew his service weapon and opened fire. The two officers who responded as backup also opened fire. The minivan crashed into a vehicle parked nearby. Both the operator of the minivan and the passenger were hit by gunfire. The officer who had been dragged by the minivan received minor injuries.

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