Road Rage Gunfire, Stolen Car In Gambrills Prompt Minor's Arrest: Police


Police announced that they arrested a District Heights boy, 15, on Wednesday. Officers said he was fleeing from a crashed stolen car involved in Gambrills road rage gunfire on Tuesday. A stock photo of a police car is shown here. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

GAMBRILLS, MD - Road rage gunfire from a stolen car in Gambrills led to a minor's arrest in the vehicle the next day, authorities said. 

Police don't know if the District Heights arrestee was the one to fire the gun or steal the car, but they said he fled from the stolen vehicle after it crashed in Washington, D.C.

Road Rage Gunfire In Gambrills

Officers said the shots were fired Tuesday while leaving a Gambrills gas station, located in the 700 block of Annapolis Road.

The victim reported that he was behind a black Kia Optima sedan while leaving the parking lot, authorities said.

Police said the victim yelled from within his vehicle for the other driver to move, and both motorists drove onto Annapolis Road. 

Officers said the Kia, occupied by two males, pulled next to the victim and shot at his vehicle as they turned onto Maryland Route 3. 

The suspects then drove away northbound toward Interstate 97, authorities said.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said the victim was not hurt, but his vehicle was damaged.

Stolen Car In Prince George's, DC

Officers said they found the 2018 Kia, which they learned was stolen, Wednesday in the Prince George's County section of Laurel.

Authorities said this was the same Kia involved in the road rage gunfire the day prior.

The Prince George's County Police Department then followed the car to Greenbelt at Greenbelt Road and Goodluck Road, a press release said.

Officers said an occupant there discharged a firearm from the car, hitting nobody.

Authorities said they followed the Kia as it fled into the District of Columbia.

Police said the car then crashed into a parked vehicle on Hansberry Court near Baldwin Crescent in Northeast Washington, D.C. 

Several occupants fled from the vehicle, officers said.

Authorities said the Prince George's County police helicopter had been following the Kia and saw one of the fleeing suspects.

Police said they arrested that suspect. Officers only identified the arrestee as a 15-year-old boy from District Heights. This is normal protocol for minors.

Criminal charges are pending further investigation, authorities said.

Police also said they recovered a weapon from the scene.

This map shows the area where authorities said the Gambrills gunfire happened.

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