Update (1/9/19 2:15 p.m.) 

The officer involved in the January 6 fatal crash during a carjacking and subsequent pursuit is Police Officer First Class Corbin. Officer Corbin is a 5-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department and is assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. The investigation is continuing at this time.

Update (1/7/19 3:00 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have charged the second suspect involved in the January 6th carjacking, as an adult. Taron Donta Kelly, 16, of the 5000-block of Truesdale Avenue, 21206 faces several charges including armed robbery, armed carjacking, motor vehicle theft, possession of a handgun and being a minor in possession of a handgun. Kelly is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update (1/7/19 1:45 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect who was struck by the police vehicle during the carjacking incident on January 6th. Dion Lamar Taylor, 20, of the 3200-block of West Rogers Avenue, 21215, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Baltimore Police and Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigations at this time. 

Original (1/6/19 10:07 p.m.) 

Just before 4:00 p.m. on January 6, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 3400-block of Merle Drive, 21244 for a carjacking. The victim, a pizza delivery driver, told police that three suspects threatened him and stole his car. Afterwards, a Baltimore County officer saw the car on Liberty Road at Essex Road. The officer attempted to stop the car, but the suspects fled. Police pursued the suspects and saw the suspects throw a handgun from the car on Liberty Road at Northern Parkway. Police were able to recover the gun. The three suspects then jumped out of the car on Northern Parkway at Highgate Drive. One suspect was struck in the roadway by one of the pursuing police vehicles. Another suspect was arrested, and the third suspect continued to flee. The third suspect is still being sought by police. The suspect struck by the police car was pronounced deceased at the scene. Baltimore Police did assist County officers at the crash scene.

Baltimore Police are leading the crash investigation. None of the involved officers were injured during the incident. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.