Officer Injured in Towson Pursuit

Baltimore County police said a 16-year-old Baltimore boy driving a stolen vehicle attempted to run over the officer.

A 16-year-old Baltimore boy was arrested following a Towson pursuit that left a Baltimore County police officer injured.

Antonio Rashad Green, 16, of the 1000 block of Woodson Road in Baltimore, was charged as an adult with 11 counts including attempted second-degree murder, assault of a law enforcement officer, vehicle theft and fourth-degree burglary.

The officer stopped a 2003 white Dodge Caravan traveling without headlights on Bristol Road near Stoneleigh Road at 1:27 a.m. Saturday. Police said the vehicle was driven by Green, according to a county police statement.

After stopping, Green reversed and rammed the vehicle into the front of the police car with the officer still inside, according to police.

Green then allegedly sped off toward Stoneleigh Road with the officer in pursuit. Police confirmed during the chase that the Caravan was stolen from Baltimore City.

Green pulled the minivan into a driveway in the 6700 block of Maxalea Road, and rammed the back of the police car again, according to the statement. The officer left the vehicle and attempted to place Green under arrest. Police said Green then attempted to run over the officer, who then fired multiple shots at the driver.

Police said the officer dived out of the way to avoid being struck by the minivan.

Green drove off on Maxalea Road before crashing into a parked car in front of the 6700 block of Maxalea Road, according to the statement. Green fled, and was later caught when a county K-9 officer found the driver, who had allegedly broken into a shed in the backyard of a house in the 6900 block of Sherwood Road.

Green was arrested after a struggle. He was not injured by any of the gunfire from police, according to the statement from the department.

The officer who started the pursuit was treated at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for minor injuries, according to the statement. He was later released.

Green is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

felichia December 08, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Needaname December 08, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Other Tim - then someone is killed .... these people who stick up for this kid are just as guilty as he is. They knew he had issues - and serious ones according to Felicia - and DID NOTHING. Not one person came forward advising this kid was getting help - NOBODY. As far as the police driving into the mini-van ? Really ? Has anyone offered to help the family with the mini-van ? Was the vehicle a reliable piece of transportation ? Do they have the money to get a replacement ? What about the stolen items in the van ? Have any of Mr Green's offered any support to those people ? Just another day in h%ll for these people - they just want to share their self-created 'wealth'.
Holton F. Brown December 09, 2012 at 12:59 AM
you know felichia.. i think the problem with this perp is that YOU didn't tell him to get his act together and straihgten up and fly right!!hp
Holton F. Brown December 09, 2012 at 01:07 AM
further here abt my knowledge of law: When it happens to the witness (the cop) , they testfy so, it isn't heresay. It is heresay when I say that the cop told me that your friend tried to kill him.
Holton F. Brown December 09, 2012 at 01:10 AM
no, a preponderance of evidence is cited when going for an Alford plea. thats when a perp says there's enuf evidence for conviction but doesn't admit guilt in order to make a plea bargain.
Holton F. Brown December 09, 2012 at 04:37 AM
you know felichia, if you would have as much time counseling Green to go the straight and narrow as you do now defending him...this blog would not exist .
Lablover December 09, 2012 at 01:05 PM
then chasing him. Isn't that the job of a Police officer to go after the bad guy. What did you want the officer to do just let him drive off and look the other way?
Buck Harmon December 09, 2012 at 02:11 PM
felichia, Your points are well taken with respect..
Bobby December 09, 2012 at 02:11 PM
This blog has become nothing short of disturbing. It seems that Green made some bad choices. I can't imagine that he intended any of this to happen when he got behind the wheel of a stolen van. I don't know anything about him, other than what Felicia says. In my opinion, there are truths laced throughout this blog and it makes me nuts to see both sides standing so tall and mighty, refusing to budge on their one sided ideals. This kid wasn't mentored properly and that is the fault of his community, whether purple, blue, pink or whatever. If friends, family and neighbors saw him hanging with the wrong kids and they know he is smarter than that, then, bad on them....they've failed him. I might be talking about his supporters here, who are now trying to make this the fault of everyone else. Maybe blame isn't necessary at all. Maybe we should all stand together to gain incite and understanding? Still, Green made some bad choices and in moments of panic, made some very, very bad choices. No matter, he is accountable.
Joe December 09, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Mr Green violated not only the Constitutional rights of the person whose car he stole but he violated the Ten Commandments as well!
Joe December 09, 2012 at 04:12 PM
felichia, did Mr Green grow up with a father in the home?
Joe December 09, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Bobby says " I can't imagine that he intended any of this to happen when he got behind the wheel of a stolen van." Wow! This is what passes for rational thought these days? No wonder we have so many in Green's position. Thought processes have been somehow destroyed. Not thinking that something bad could happen when you steal someone ELSE'S car and take it for a joy ride is what the hell CAUSES these incidents. Follow that thought pattern to jail or death.
M. Sullivan December 09, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Just another fine example of the effect of the blight creeping North out of the city. Quality of life, safety, and property values will continue to fall until the entire York Rd. corridor through Cockeysville is no different than North Ave. Just look at all the changes along York Rd. in the past 10 years. When I saw a check cashing store open in Cockeysville, I knew that was the beginning of the end. All of you apologists willing to accept such heinous crimes as not so terrible are the biggest part of the problem. There are plenty of formerly wonderful neighborhoods in Baltimore and surrounding counties that are now slums because people just let these kinds of actions, or even more minor acts, slide. Don't want to be branded "racists" now, do we?
Buck Harmon December 09, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Keep in mind that this "creeping" you speak of is a direct result of the failures of your own generation... we reap what we sow.....what are you doing about it now?
M. Sullivan December 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Buck, when I speak out about these things, l get accused of being a bigot and racist by either liberals or those who are willing to look the other way. Our legal system is skewed in favor of the criminal and is to willing too plea bargain to save money. Locally, Baltimore County seems to want unrestricted growth at any cost. We continue to elect leaders who refuse to address the problems that are destroying our neighborhoods. More of us need to speak out and elect leaders who are going to preserve our quality of life without worrying about offending certain delicate sensibilities.
Buck Harmon December 09, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I believe that quality of life responsibility lays with the individual and is not the responsibility of government or law... in fact, government and law has a profound history of screwing up the quality of life for many human beings throughout history. it becomes as invasive as the city creeping description.
Buck Harmon December 09, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I agree tha some very poor development decisions have been made on a regular basis.... and that speaking out, at times being brutally honest holds value toward a solution.
SANDY December 12, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Well he was acquitted of the attempted murder charge
Holton F. Brown December 13, 2012 at 01:25 AM
who acquiited him and when??
SANDY December 13, 2012 at 01:12 PM
The grand jury it wasnt enough evidence to prove attempted murder
SANDY December 13, 2012 at 01:12 PM
SANDY December 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM
His case is being transferred to the juvenile system and they dropped the attempted murder
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 02:55 PM
This prolly qualifies as a "record" of the worst kind, and hopefully, he won't be given another opportunity to try not-to-fail at killing an officer to protect his own anonymity...[while joy riding in a stolen vehicle]...
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Is the vehicle less stolen because of the "perp's" age...or was the officer's life less threatened, [not knowing if the "perp" had a gun or not], when he was nearly struck by the [less] stolen vehicle... again because the "perp" is only 16?...huh..felichia?
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 03:16 PM
So felatio is saying that the officer was just itching t use his gun that day, so bad that he couldn't wait to fabricate a "fairytale" so that he could "justify'- shooting an unarmed child"....bah- humbug!
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 03:40 PM
All judges, in this country, presume the same thing, "police officers tell the truth"....sorry if that seems one-sided to you, dear...
Holton F. Brown February 03, 2013 at 03:54 PM
so following the "age factor" the 15-year-old shooter at perry hall high shud be given a slap on the wrist since he'ds a juvvie and his lawyer sez he really took the shotgun and 20 rounds to the school as an educational tool .. by the way .. the md. annotated coide lists an automobile as a deadly weapon when used as such ,,
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I agree with you, mostly...
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Sometimes the individual needs back-up from our "Gubment"...
john merkle February 03, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Well, at least they brought in the grand jury, so it was little more than just a "mistake"...even though the system failed us all....


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