Man, 2 youths held after car chase


Baltimore County police were holding a man and two youths in custody last night after a car chase that started near the Baltimore County-Harford County line and ended in Northeast Baltimore.

County police said they got a call about three people acting suspiciously at Ripken's Cycle in the 12200 block of Pulaski Highway about 5 p.m.

A short time later, an off-duty detective at the Precision Tune shop at U.S. 40 and Chesaco Avenue noticed the man and two youths using a nearby telephone. The detective, using an unmarked radio car, found that the car the three were using had been reported stolen.

About 5:45 p.m., a county officer in a marked car arrived and approached with the detective.

County police said the three then got into the car and the youth driving it allegedly backed it up in an apparent attempt to run over the detective, who fired several shots, shattering glass in the car. The youth allegedly then tried to run over the other officer, who also fired several shots at the car, which pulled onto U.S. 40.

The county officer gave chase into the city, and city police joined in. The stolen car stopped when it hit a station wagon at Moravia Park Drive.

Gerald Tijuan Gray, 16, of the 1100 block of Wheeler Avenue in Baltimore, was charged as an adult with attempted murder, grand theft auto, and petty theft of an automobile tag.

County police said that 19-year-old Dana Antoine Newton, of the 1300 block of Harford Square in Edgewood, was treated at Franklin Square Hospital for a gunshot wound to his right thigh and then charged with grand theft auto and petty theft of an automobile tag. An unidentified Baltimore 17-year-old was charged with grand theft auto and petty theft of an automobile tag.

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