One Dead, Several Injured in Police-Involved Maryland Car Accident
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
A man died in a Maryland car accident on Friday, October 19, while apparently attempting to flee from members of the Baltimore Police Department. Several other people were injured in the two-vehicle crash.
The police officers attempting to pull over the suspect’s vehicle were members of the department’s Monument Street Initiative, a force that specializes in cases involving either narcotics or gun offenders.
The officers were trying to stop a green SUV in East Baltimore because they spotted suspicious behavior that led them to believe at least one of the occupants of the vehicle might have a gun.
The officers followed the SUV for a short distance before the SUV crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Biddle and Broadway streets. The SUV then crashed into a tree just off the road.
The driver of the suspect vehicle died in the crash. He has been identified as Tabbit Christian Sydney, a resident of Baltimore.
The suspect vehicle’s passenger, the one suspected of being armed, has not yet been identified and was rushed to the hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition. Police did recover at least one gun and two gun replicas in the vehicle.
The occupants of the vehicle that the SUV hit also have not been identified yet, but initial reports indicate that they may be football players from Dunbar High School. They were taken to the hospital where they are in stable condition.
Baltimore City Police are still investigating both the fatal crash and the incident leading up to it. It is so far unclear if the police in pursuit were using their sirens and lights or if speed was a factor in the accident.
Formal charges against the suspects in the SUV are expected.