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Man involved in GTTF settlement arrested on attempted murder charges

Posted at 10:23 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 22:23:34-05

BALTIMORE — Umar H. Burley, a Baltimore man who the Associated Press reported in November was one of several settlements stemming from the misconduct of members of the Gun Trace Task Force has been arrested in Virginia after being accused of attempted murder.

According to the Washington Post, the Board of Estimates approved more than $10 million in new settlements related to the Gun Trace Task Force scandal

The Harrisonburg Police Department was dispatched to a motel on Thursday for a shooting. Upon arrival, police were alerted that the alleged offender fled in a U-Haul truck. Officers located the truck and Virginia State Police were able to stop the truck just north of the Town of Woodstock.

The driver, 50-year-old Umar Burley of Baltimore, was taken into custody and charged with malicious wounding and attempted murder.

The female victim of the shooting was transported by air to the University of Virginia Medical Center, were she is reported in stable condition with serious injuries.

This appears to be an isolated incident that remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information regarding the shooting and subsequent pursuit is encouraged to contact HPD’s Major Crimes Unit at (540) 437-2640. To remain anonymous contact Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or text “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637