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Police: Two injured, additional person in custody in Elkridge after Baltimore County officers fire weapons in multijurisdictional chase

Two suspects were shot and taken to Shock Trauma and another was taken into custody after a police chase ended in Elkridge, Maryland.

A chase through multiple jurisdictions ended with Baltimore County Police firing their weapons Thursday at three males during a standoff in Elkridge that police say involved a suspect in a Tuesday shooting in Lansdowne and two others.

Howard County Police wrote in a news release that two suspects were shot and one more was taken into custody after the standoff with police from multiple agencies in the 5600 block of Furnace Ave. in Elkridge around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Howard County and Maryland State Police assisted the Baltimore County officers.

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Details from the scene, including whether any of the suspects were armed or shot at officers, remain scarce. But Baltimore County Police say the chase originated in Lansdowne after a vehicle containing the Tuesday shooting suspect tried to evade officers.

According to Sgt. Vickie Warehime, spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore County detectives in unmarked cars spotted a man earlier Thursday who had a warrant for his arrest related to a shooting Tuesday at the Save Mart supermarket on Hollins Ferry Road. Warehime said no one was injured in that shooting.

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When the detectives noticed the man get into a vehicle, Warehime said, they called for marked police cruisers to initiate a traffic stop in order to arrest the man.

She said a marked unit noticed the vehicle, an Acura, in the area of 2nd and Saratoga avenues in Lansdowne, but the car left when the officer tried to pull it over, leading police on a chase on Route 100 into Howard County.

According to Howard County Police, the pursuit continued into Elkridge, eventually ending in the 5600 block of Furnace Ave., where the three suspects had a standoff with police around 2:30 p.m.

“A shooting had occurred before the Howard County officers’ arrival," involving Baltimore County officers who discharged their firearms, the Howard County department said in its release.

Two suspects were shot and a third was taken into custody, police said. One of the two injured men initially did not surrender to officers, police said, but did so a short time later. Both injured suspects were taken to Shock Trauma for treatment.

The department also did not say whether the two suspects were injured by police gunfire or crossfire. Their conditions are unknown.

Sherry Llewellyn, spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department, said a firearm was recovered from the scene, but did not answer questions about whether it was fired during the incident or pointed at officers.

None of the police officers involved were injured and the department is investigating how many fired their service weapons, Howard County Police said.

Warehime said the Baltimore County officers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave, as is routine.

Police have not named any of the suspects, and Warehime declined to name the suspect in the Tuesday shooting, as he is awaiting charges.

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