Baltimore County Police are still searching for a woman who they say crashed a car into a police vehicle and veered toward a detective after authorities attempted to arrest her Tuesday.
Police said in a news release Wednesday that Tiara Kianna Baker, 22, of Baltimore is facing multiple charges from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and Baltimore County, all related to theft, robbery and assaults.
Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Vickie Warehime said Tuesday that detectives were investigating a series of thefts and robberies in the area and through “investigative techniques,” police said, detectives located two robbery suspects who were at a hotel in the city. The department said Wednesday that officers saw Baker walking out of the hotel and getting into a Honda Accord.
Warehime said Tuesday that the city police department was not involved in the incident.
Around 2:15 p.m. officers pulled up to the Hotel RL and Warehime says they believe Baker and another suspect noticed officers pulling up so the detectives got out of the car, turned their signals on and announced that they were making an arrest.
Baker then hopped back into the Accord and crashed into the back of a police Suburban, Warehime said, then veered toward the detective standing nearby. That’s when the detective fired in the direction of Baker, striking the front windshield.
After the detective shot, Baker hit another car and fled, heading north on South Calvert Street, and officers later located the vehicle in Northwest Baltimore. Officers said evidence found inside the vehicle indicates that Baker may be injured and in need of medical attention.
One suspect, a male, was arrested at the hotel, Warehime said. The driver, Baker, still has charges pending due to Tuesday’s incident.
The department did not name the other suspect, as formal charges are still pending, but said city police are handling the investigation.
It’s unclear how many shots were fired, whether the rounds struck the suspect or whether detectives were wearing body cameras, Warehime said. She said no officers were injured.
The department identified the detective on Wednesday as Z. Brocato, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, and said he has been placed on routine administrative leave.