Leon Ronald Harvey, 54, of Baltimore, has been charged in the Tuesday burglary in which his own nephew was shot and killed by police, and his accomplice injured by gunfire.
Harvey, whom police say ran from the scene but was found by a K-9 unit, has been charged with first-degree burglary. He also faces charges of theft of property $1,000 to $10,000, theft of less than $1,000 and malicious destruction of property, according to court records.
At 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County police were called to a home in the 5400 block of Dogwood Road in Woodlawn for a burglary in progress, police said.
The officer who went to the scene saw two suspects run from the house and into a green minivan. The officer requested backup, and a K-9 unit later found Harvey, the third suspect, on a nearby street.
The first officer came up to the minivan and put his arm inside toward the steering wheel, to stop the driver from driving away.
The driver, Allen Harvey Jr., 23, of the 4100 block of Fairfax Rd. i the Central Forest Park area of Baltimore, reportedly grabbed the officer's arm and drove away, dragging the officer with the vehicle, police said.
That's when the officer being dragged opened fire on Allen Harvey. So did the two backup officers.
Allen Harvey Jr. "was fatally wounded while dragging an officer with his vehicle," according to a news release Wednesday. He was the nephew of Leon Harvey.
The other man in the vehicle was wounded and remains hospitalized in Sinai Hospital. Police have not yet identified him, as he has not been charged.
The officer who was dragged had minor injuries, police said.
"The officers involved will be placed on administrative duty while the incident is reviewed," the release states.
The investigation continues, and no other information was available, police said.
Leon Harvey, also of the 4100 block of Fairfax Road, is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail, the release states.