BROOKLYN, Md. — A fugitive from the law behind the wheel of a flatbed truck, 52-year-old David Bogdanowicz had a number of outstanding warrants when he attempted to flee from police on Tuesday in the village liquor parking costing a woman her life when she fell or was pushed from the vehicle.
“I actually saw the woman laying on the ground so my first, initial thought was she’d been hit by a car, because it is a busy street,” said Melissa Teets who lives near the scene.
We have now learned through court records that Bogdanowicz had allegedly violated peace orders, trespassed and committed an assault the previous week, and that flatbed truck he was driving had been stolen from a company called Global Roofing the day before in Glen Burnie.
The protective order came from an aunt who had taken him into her home for a few weeks, but then turned to the courts to keep him away leaving him out on the street.
His decision to drive the stolen truck at a detective, which drew gunfire and led to the unidentified woman’s death when she fell from the cab beneath its wheels has now resulted in a new series of charges.
“He’s been charged with Second Degree Homicide, Assault, Resisting Arrest and other charges on that female,” said Marc Limansky of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. “She was pronounced deceased at the scene and transported to the Medical Examiner for an autopsy.”
Police have now identified the victim as 42-year-old Jennifer Jean Patterson, and they still don't know her connection to Bogdanowicz except to say his actions led to her death.
“I honestly don’t know what happened in that initial moment,” said Teets. “I just know if it were me and someone was shooting, I probably would have jumped out.”