Police Officer First Class Amy Caprio. She was a 3 year, 10 month veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. - Original Credit:
Police Officer First Class Amy Caprio. She was a 3 year, 10 month veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. - Original Credit: (Baltimore County Police / HANDOUT)

A Baltimore County juror panel was seated Monday in the case of a teenager charged in the death of police office Amy Caprio.

Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.

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Dawnta Harris, 17, of Baltimore, faces nearly 20 criminal counts including murder, illegal possession of a handgun and several burglary and other charges in the incident, according to court records. The murder charge alone carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Co-defendants Darrell Ward, Derrick Matthews and Eugene Genius IV are also charged with murder and other charges in the killing, which occurred after Caprio was dispatched to a house for a burglary on Linwen Way in Perry Hall in May 2018.

Harris is accused of running over the officer with a stolen Jeep while Ward, Matthews and Genius were burglarizing a nearby home, according to police. Caprio, 29, died at an area hospital a short time later.

Harris is being represented by attorney Warren Brown.

Dawnta Harris, 17, of Baltimore, faces nearly 20 criminal counts including murder, illegal possession of a handgun and several burglary and other charges in the death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio in Perry Hall in May 2018.
Dawnta Harris, 17, of Baltimore, faces nearly 20 criminal counts including murder, illegal possession of a handgun and several burglary and other charges in the death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio in Perry Hall in May 2018. (Baltimore County Police / HANDOUT)
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