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13 officers fired guns in deadly Tyrone Banks pursuit

Each are on routine administrative leave
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Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 11:16:02-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Police Department says 13 of their officers fired their guns in what turned into a deadly vehicle pursuit last Wednesday.

Police had been looking for Tyrone Banks from an incident a day earlier in West Baltimore, when he shot at officers and tried to ram them with his car before taking off on a high speed chase on I-295.

A day later, an officer spotted a vehicle they believed to be driven by Banks in the area of E. Fayette and N. Caroline Streets.

When he noticed them, Banks opened the car door, and for the second time in as many days pointed a pistol at police and led them on a car chase.

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Eventually police caught up with Banks at which point a shootout occurred leaving Banks dead, and an officer and innocent bystander shot.

The officer, who police have yet to identify has since been released from the hospital.

However according to her family, 51-year-old Ray Maier was also shot and remains hospitalized following surgery.

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Police have not said if Banks ever fired his weapon and shot the officer or if the officer was struck by friendly crossfire. They also would not confirm Maier's identity, or that she had even been shot.

"We can say at the corner of Fayette and Caroline there was a female civilian who was at that corner that we believe was injured," said Commissioner Michael Harrison.

The incident remains under investigation. In the meantime, all 13 officers have been placed on routine administrative leave.