car chase

A high speed police chase in West Baltimore, MD ended peacefully after the gunman's girlfriend ran to the car, bear hugged him and pulled him out of the car. The chaotic scene was captured by a television news helicopter.

The 30-year-old gunman, who shot three people in West Baltimore on Thursday night, drove erratically while firing a high-powered weapon at pursuing police officers on Friday.

Police pulled over the driver of the silver Lexus Friday morning. They were searching for the vehicle in connection with a triple shooting late Thursday.

But the gunman refused to give up and sped off. As he drove he fired a weapon through the driver side window at pursuing officers.

“When officers first encountered him, he was compliant and they were able to approach the vehicle. Then the occupant took off," police spokesman T.J. Smith told The Baltimore Sun.

During the chase, which was televised live on all news stations, the gunman was in communication with his girlfriend who told him to meet her across from the Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore.

When he pulled up outside the mall, the unidentified woman dashed over to the car, bear hugged the gunman and dragged him from the vehicle, which rolled away and hit a curb.

“Girlfriend likely knows he’s coming to intersection, runs to car and pulls him out,” Smith tweeted. “Officers then quickly move in and arrest suspect.”

“If we would have let this guy go, just imagine the damage and the destruction of life that would have ensued,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “I’m just glad he’s in a pair of handcuffs.”

 

  • Dystaney Kimble

    This is so sad ! I don't even know what to feel .

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Shes loved that man, she sheilded him, they would have shot him to death .

    Running for her man, can you imagine , what she was feeling, how much she loved that man.

    Ladies what do think, what emotion goes through you watching that.

  • JRock

    Very sad indeed. I got chills just watching that video. That was scary as heck. Notice all the drivers immediately got out the way. Luckily, the girlfriend didn't get shot. Women please raise the bar for yourselves. You don't have to boo up with the neighborhood hood who might get you killed because he's a criminal. I'm just saying.

  • Queen B

    Damn I thought she was an officer too ?

  • Tena

    She saved his life, because this would of gunned him down just like they have done many other black men.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Love saved him.

  • OvertheMississippi

    For my husband, yes, I would have also. For boyfriend, I would have helped his mom put him away really nice.

  • Ghost

    Wow! I'm thinking he was under the influence of a drug and she knew it..she is a brave lady...and loved him dearly...me? not so much..

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    If he was your husband you would put your self in between his body and the bullets of police?

    Can you say why, are you sure? Having guns pulled on you is no joke and alot of people just freeze due to fear.

    Are you married, why do you feel he is worth what you are saying

  • SumthinSweeter

    welp, they are both lucky to live to tell this tale is all I have.

  • Pebbles

    They might as well offer her job.....she did what they couldn't LOL!

  • Maxima

    Memo to Black Women:

    Stop saving the damn day, universe, man, elections, etc. Just fuckin' stop it!! It ain't cute, feminine, necessary, financially or socio-economically beneficial and it is dangerous. Do you really have such little regard for yourselves? Learn to say no and while doing that, why don't you even say hello to yourself? Cuz if you gonna do some dumb azz shit like this, you obviously ain't neva been properly introduced to yourself.

  • Li

    When you've got a helicopter on your tail, where do you think you're going?

  • dontgetblocked

    She about a fool. And I bet she's a mother.

  • dontgetblocked

    Always the STRONG black woman! Not me. That could have ended poorly. He's basically going to jail for 25 to 30 years if he's lucky. If one of his victims die...it's a wrap. And here goes the strong black woman to the rescue.

  • rachel

    Damn! She truly loves her thug boyfriend!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm guessing that by the time he gets out of prison 30+ years from now (if he ever gets out) she wont be his girlfriend any more. She'll probably get herself a new dude within a couple months. Hopefully her next dude isn't a thug like this one. Dating thug negroes can get you killed.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Sad smdh.

  • Maxima

    You know it!!

  • Dainese

    This is in Baltimore?!
    Theyre going to beat his black off in that patty wagon.

  • NeverSurprised

    This needs to be copied and pasted onto the IG pages of every single young black woman in America. If even 1 in every 1000 read it and understand it, at least there is hope for change.

  • Bonsai

    Aww Bonnie and Clyde.

  • TMW

    She was brave and she really loves him. I don’t know if I would have done that for anyone except my child because it’s instinct to protect your child. Anyone else, I would have hesitated and thought about it.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I can only assume that you are not married to your best friend, number one supporter, provider, and father of your two kids who you started dating in 1992. If you were, you wouldn’t have to ask!

  • Patricia

    she saved his life and even though he will be rotting in prison for a looooong time, perhaps he'll have time to reflect and be saved. for that, it was worth it. Jesus saves thugs, too.

  • Patricia

    or hostage negotiator...

  • Patricia

    i was overwhelmed with joy and relief. i could see myself doing that for my husband or son if they snapped and stuff...

  • OvertheMississippi

    So, we women shoukd stop functioning in the capacity for which God intended us? I will NOT stop protecting my men.

    Memo To Black Women:

    Surround yourself with men worthy of being saved. Surround yourself with men who value you just as much as you value yourself. Don’t let other black women who are lonely and manless persuade you to not save your hero!! Just stop proclaiming to be queens but conduct yourselves like peasants. Just stop thinking that your poor experiences are those of al of us! It aint cute!! ????

  • NeverSurprised

    Risking her life for someone who shot three people then drove through the streets firing a high powered weapon. She has marvelous taste in men.

  • We Can Do This

    It'll be his friend in a few days.

  • OP2

    Strong Black women have the courage to walk away from that which is wrong, criminal & unhealthy. Emotionally weak-females walk towards negative energy and that which is wrong.

    Those are usually females with lack of self-worth & self-esteem issues who are attracted to losers (questionable or flawed characters who are negative, criminal or highly dysfunctional).

    This makes them emotional vulnerable (not strong) in looking for love in all the wrong ways or places which ruins their own lives (via STDs/HIV, being trapped in impoverished or crime-infested environment w/children or thrown in jail themselves). -that's so weak women bull crap not that of Strong Women. Strong women will feel like they are too good to be saddled with a loser. ijs

  • OP2

    That's not the only problem. -long before those video games a number of Black folks were exposed to negative hiphop videos that glamorizes that which is criminal and connected to being locked up.

    Not all Blacks engage in those criminal game videos. Let's not forget: that negative mentality goes all the way back to the days of negative hiphop being on heavy rotation for the Black community.

    This manipulated a segment of the Black community to waste their lives behaving like criminals instead of preparing for success and being on the up & up going somewhere positive with their life like winners instead of losers. -now, we see it is all a trap to re-enslave (imprison) Blacks who fail for the crap. ijs

  • OP2

    ...and he, a Black man, had also just finished gunning down so many Black folks. He was definitely armed & dangerous unlike the innocent ones who were unarmed. There is a difference!

    -the negative energy that he created for himself makes it a miracle that he is still alive.

    However, he might as well be dead after the lifetime of suffering he will now endure being violated & emasculated daily in prison. -inmate #justgunnedDown3people = voluntary slavery for life. ijs

  • OP2

    They gave her the opportunity to do such as they were tapped into their phone conversation. -this would have all ended soon enough anyway.

    At some point, his tires would have been blown or he would have ran out of gas. -among the best options. His time was about to end one way or another. They rather catch him alive and make him miserable by suffering a hellish life daily. -he is lucky if he gets 25-30yrs. ijs

  • OP2

    Easier said than done. Unfortunately, their sense of self-worth & self-esteem goes all the way back to their childhood experiences or poor parenting with lack of encouragement & self-esteem building. -those are the types that fall for the dysfunctional hiphop version of love is suppose to look like.

  • OP2

    Yep. Like Thelma & Louise, the Bonnie & Clyde have always end badly too. -love is not about that negative BS. ijs

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Awww

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Im a man, lol....I was curious about your reasoning and motivation.My question wasnt negative. When a crisis happens to someone we love you never know where that will take you emotionally, in a life or death situation. It was shocking and facinating to watch. I hope you didnt think I was being negative.

  • Dystaney Kimble

    This . This . This !

  • OvertheMississippi

    I am just amazed that an individual would NOT be willing to do this for his/her spouse. I am the only person that can kill my hubby. ??

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Ok, I feel ya. Your husbands a lucky man,....Unless.......you decide to kill him. lol lol lol

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Beautifully stated!!! Strong women Know they are too good for this. Know your value!!!

  • McKay

    Well said!! ??

  • Bossy704

    She didn't want him to die and that was pretty much the only way. A man that did this would be a hero.

  • Malcom Flex

    Mammy. He's not her husband.

  • Maxima

    Saving men is not the capacity for which God intended. Women are to be protected and cherished.

  • Chuck

    This insecure bih lòves this thug more than herself.. typical black woman.

  • Anika Kelly

    thank you because them two idiots above seemed not to get it.

  • mocha brown

    ??? this made me laugh so hard

  • Liah

    She did that so they wouldn't kill him

  • Liah

    Exactly

  • Camden

    She is in our eyes!