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Couple arrested for shooting at Baltimore County police officer

Posted at 5:48 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 17:48:47-04

Neighbors on a quiet road tucked away off Gywnn Oak Avenue in Woodlawn called it in, two men running through yards, breaking glass.

When the Baltimore County officer arrived and found the men, one of them opened fire as the officer got out of the squad car.

"Luckily the round went into the police car and did not strike the officer,” said Baltimore County Police Cpl Shawn Vinson, “The officer was able to act immediately, chased after the two suspects and the one dropped to the ground immediately."

The gunman got away but not for long.

Police were able to pick him up based on the description given by the officer he shot at.

25-year-old Kwaundaylo Deshawn Richardson was arrested but detectives still didn't have the gun.

Eventually, Richardson admitted he ditched the gun.

"They did gain information that the suspect when he was fleeing from police at some point had hid the gun and called his girlfriend and gave her instructions on where to come and the caught her a few hours later."

Police were then able to arrest 20-year-old Moesha Washington with the 22-caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number wrapped up in a tee shirt.

She now faces possession of handgun charges and being an accessory after the fact.

The officer who was shot at Monday night is a ten-year veteran of the police department and was not injured during the chase and arrest.