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Officials: Tuesday police chase began at Carney Walgreens

police-lightsUPDATE: Police have identified the suspects arrested in connection with this case.

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Authorities have released additional details surrounding the Tuesday morning police chase that ended with a crash and an officer-involved shooting in Rosedale.

At about 5 a.m., police received a call from the Walgreens located in the 9600-block of Harford Road in Carney (21234) for a report of a theft. The caller stated that a male suspect took items from the store and fled the scene in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe.

A responding officer saw the Tahoe and attempted to stop the SUV. The female driver did not stop. The officer continued to pursue the vehicle.

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Later, the pursuit continued onto the westbound lane of Philadelphia Road near 65th Street. On Philadelphia Road, there was a collision between the police car and the suspect car. A second collision followed on Pulaski Highway, at which time the officer ran from his car and approached the suspect’s SUV.

The driver ignored several commands from the officer to get out of the SUV. The officer then fired his service weapon several times at the SUV. The driver continued westbound on Pulaski Highway after the shooting. The SUV eventually stopped at Pulaski Highway near North Point Road and both suspects were taken into custody.

The driver was not injured, the male passenger suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. He is currently being treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The names of both suspects are not being released, pending charges.

The police officer responsible for the shooting has been identified as Police Officer First Class McCain, a 17-1/2 year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Officer McCain was involved in an August 1, 2017 combat shooting that resulted in a fatality. He was also involved in a combat shooting in 2006 that did not result in a fatality. Officer McCain’s police powers have been suspended, with pay.

The department will conduct an investigation and submit the case to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their review and determination on filing of charges.

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