Crime, Police/Fire

Suspect who fired gun at police in Overlea identified

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OVERLEA, MD – Police have identified the suspect who fired a gun at a police officer in Overlea on Thursday.

Anthony Lance Coley, 35, of the 4700-block of Mawani Road (21206) has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, and numerous firearm-related charges.

At just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, a police officer was in the area of Springwood Road at Marglenn Road (21206) when he saw a man, now identified as Coley, holding a gun while walking down the middle of Marglenn Road.

The officer got out of his car and ordered Coley to show his hands.

Coley ignored the officer’s commands and then ran down Marglenn, then onto Raspe Avenue. Once on Raspe, Coley fired his weapon at the officer. The officer was not struck or injured by the gunfire.

The officer lost sight of Coley and did not fire his service weapon during the altercation.

Coley was later located and arrested without any further incident on Old Home Road. Police recovered two handguns in the area of the 400-block of Old Home Road.

He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

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