BALTIMORE — An attempted arrest in Baltimore City involving Baltimore County Police turned into an officer involved shooting outside of a hotel in downtown Baltimore.
Baltimore City Police are taking over this case.
BPD is investigating the officer involved shooting and the driver attempting to run the officer over.
But this all stems from a Baltimore County Police planned arrest.
When 22-year-old Tiara Baker picked up her car from the valet at Hotel RL Baltimore County Police planned to arrest her.
“They has coordinated that once the suspect vehicle was brought out by the valet driver that they were going to pinch the suspect vehicle in turn their lights on and announce that they were making an arrest,” said Vicki Warehime with Baltimore County Police.
Police said they told the driver to freeze and the driver crashed into the back of a police car and went after an officer.
“One of the detectives was standing by the orange cone marker that’s behind me,” Warehime said. “The suspects vehicle went directly at that detective. That detective discharged their service weapon. The suspect vehicle than continued careened off the silver vehicle that you see behind me and went north on South Calvert Street.”
The vehicle was recovered and a suspect is in custody but it is not Baker.
Police said Baker was driving the vehicle and is wanted for a series of assaults and robberies.
Police haven’t said if the officers had body cameras on.
Adding that the plan would have worked if Baker complied.
“It could have been effective if the suspect would have stopped and listen to commands. It could have been effective if the suspect listened to the officers that were marked with police gear. “
Evan Green, who’s staying in the building, said incidents like this have him ready to leave the city.
“Everyone should be scared, there's so many things going on,” Green said. “It’s really hard for me to take into consideration like I have my girlfriend and my dog. It’s fine for me to stay here.m, but I got people I care about.”
Police said they found evidence in the suspects car that leads them to believe she was injured in the incident.
Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.