"Make no mistake about it, this is a dangerous job, and we run into dangerous people who have terrible intentions," Weston said. "That's what our people face 24-7, 365. This is just another example of that."

Anne Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy confirmed that one Anne Arundel officer, a 19-year veteran of the agency assigned to the Northern District, fired his gun at the suspect.

Mulcahy said the officer got involved after Baltimore County police broadcast a "lookout" for a stolen police vehicle and officers learned the vehicle had passed into Anne Arundel County.

Guglielmi said no weapons were recovered from Chona or his vehicles, but police found a hammer in the SUV.

City police officers did not discharge their weapons, Guglielmi said, but homicide detectives from the agency are investigating the case because the shooting occurred in the city. Homicide detectives investigate all police-involved shootings.

Dave Jacobs, 27, got stuck in traffic on I-95 caused by the police investigation, and said in an email to a reporter that it was the "most police I have ever seen." He said he pulled out his smart phone and began listening in on a scanner application.

He said police made several references to maintaining safety during the pursuit. "One officer kept coming over the radio saying 'Guys, let's remember at each exit and intersection that our No. 1 goal and priority is the safety of our citizens here.' I thought that was pretty cool and very level headed in such a situation and they deserve credit for that," Jacobs said.

Baltimore Sun reporter Dean Jones Jr. contributed to this report

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