HOWARD CO., MD — A 38-year-old man who detectives say he tried running over an officer with a car has been charged.
Tremayne Middletown Dorsey, of Deer Park Drive in Temple Hills, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-and second-degree assault and driving with a suspended license.
Dorsey remains in serious condition at Shock Trauma after being shot by an officer.
Police have identified the officer who shot Dorsey as Officer First Class Amy Frasier, a 10-year veteran of the force.
Frasier was called to the 7200 block of Fawn Crossing Drive in Clarksville around 3:15 a.m., for reports of a suspicious car parked in a driveway. When the officer arrived, she found the car unoccupied and called for a tow truck.
As the tow truck driver was preparing to move the car around 4:30 a.m., Frasier spotted a man walking along the street toward the car. Police say the man identified himself as Dorsey and told the officer he was the driver of the car.
Officer Frasier learned that Dorsey was wanted in two open arrest warrants.
Police say immediately, Dorsey jumped in the car and accelerated and hit the tow truck. Then he started driving directly at the officer, that’s when police say Frasier opened fire, striking Dorsey.
Neither Frasier or the tow truck driver were injured.
Over the weekend, officers canvassed the area and found a bag they say belonged to Dorsey. In it, detectives say they found gloves, a flashlight and items that had been stolen from at least one vehicle in the neighborhood including a wallet and coins.
Police also found a ski mask in Dorsey’s pocket at the time he was rushed to the hospital.
Frasier is on standard administrative leave during the administration.