4 arrests made in connection to death of Baltimore County police officer

A 16-year-old was arrested after the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects who were at large are now in custody, according to authorities Tuesday. A Maryland prosecutor said suspect Dawnta Anthony Harris is being charged as an adult for officer Amy Caprio's murder.


Caprio was responding around 2 p.m. to a call for a suspicious vehicle and a burglary in progress on Linwen Way in Perry Hall. Charging documents state that a 911 caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan said Caprio arrived and saw black a Jeep. She followed it into a court, where it stopped and turned around. Caprio got out of her car and ordered the driver of the Jeep to get out.

Charging documents said Harris admitted that he "drove at the officer."

"He admitted that he partially opened the driver's door, but then shut it and drove at the officer," the charging documents state.

A source familiar with the case said the officer's body camera video gives a clear view of her standing in street as the vehicle comes at her. She fired one shot and got hit by the vehicle and was thrown.

Sheridan said the Jeep struck Caprio and drove over her, seriously injuring her. Caprio was critically injured and was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where she died around 2:50 p.m.

The medical examiner ruled Caprio's death a homicide by multiple trauma to the head and torso.

Baltimore County police described Caprio in a statement, saying: "Officer Caprio was a 29-year-old woman who loved her family, her husband, and her dog, Doodle. She loved the outdoors, mountain biking on the new bike she recently bought, and kayaking with her husband. She was a dog lover, making sure to have a leash and dog treats on hand when she went out on patrol - just in case. She and her husband were scheduled to begin a week of vacation this weekend to celebrate their third wedding anniversary and both of their upcoming birthdays.

"Officer Caprio graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 2010 with the intention of becoming a physical therapist, but found her true passion became police work. She graduated from the Baltimore County Police Department's Police Academy on December 23, 2014 as a member of our 140th recruit class. Officer Caprio's supervisor, Lieutenant Chemelli, stated today, 'It was an honor to be her supervisor. I can personally say that she had a work ethic like no other. She truly loved being a police officer and helping others - this was her passion and definitely her calling. She made the ultimate sacrifice doing a job that she loved. She will be greatly missed by our shift and will forever be our hero.' A sentiment resonating with all of her police family today."

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