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Posted at 4:28 PM ET, 01/ 9/2011

Police: Driver shot after crash

By The Associated Press

Anne Arundel County Police say an officer shot and wounded a driver following a chase that ended inside Prince George's County.

Police say the unidentified officer attempted to stop the driver of a van about 6:40 p.m. Saturday on Route 3 near Crofton for a registration violation. Police say the officer had broken off the chase after crossing into Prince George's County when his vehicle was struck by the van.

Police say the van was pushing the officer's vehicle into traffic when the officer fired at the driver, striking him.

The driver, identified as Thomas Edward Ryan, 51, was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he reported was in stable condition.

By The Associated Press  | January 9, 2011; 4:28 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

Maybe next time with better aim the situation is resolved completely.
Can't wait to hear people's justifications for his ramming the police cruiser.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 10, 2011 8:29 AM | Report abuse

I don't quite understand the facts. The officer was chasing the driver who failed to stop. How did the driver ram the police car? In reverse?

Anyway, no BigDaddy -- not a justification, simply a question.

Posted by: darrren12000 | January 10, 2011 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Every case must be decided on its own merits.

That being said, Mr. Ryan has one of the worst records I have ever seen.

If the result of this case is a conviction(s), Mr. Ryan has earned himself a lenghty stay in Maryland's penal system.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | January 10, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Every case must be decided on its own merits.

That being said, Mr. Ryan has one of the worst records I have ever seen.

If the result of this case is a conviction(s), Mr. Ryan has earned himself a lenghty stay in Maryland's penal system.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | January 10, 2011 10:25 AM | Report abuse

darren,
I wonder if possibly due to the chase they may have been attempting a felony stop where they may have tried boxing him in in some manner?
Who knows? But my guess is this guy ends up living much of his remaining years on the taxpayer's dime...if he isn't doing so already.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 10, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

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