2 critically hurt in Maryland police shooting after chase ends in Elkridge

Two men are in critical condition and facing multiple charges after a chase that ranged from Baltimore County to Howard County, Maryland, on Thursday.

Justin Lee Buchanan, 34, and Kevin Tyler Kelly, 25, both of Baltimore, were shot by Baltimore County officers after a chase that began in Lansdowne, Maryland, and ended in Elkridge on Thursday afternoon. The Howard County police said in a news release Friday that the officers were returning fire from inside the car and that a gun and spent cartridges were found inside.

The Howard County police said the Baltimore County police saw Benjamin Lemon, who was wanted under an open arrest warrant regarding a shooting earlier in the week, in the back seat of a car driven by Buchanan in Lansdowne. When they tried to arrest Lemon, Buchanan drove off.

The Howard County police said were called Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. for a shooting on the 5600 block of Furnace Avenue in Elkridge. They got there after the shooting happened, the news release said.

Buchanan and Kelly have been charged with attempted murder, assault and weapons violations.

Lemon wasn’t charged in Thursday’s incident, but he was taken into custody on assault and weapons charges regarding the shooting.

No police were hurt, and the number of Baltimore County police who were involved is still under investigation.

Howard County police will continue the investigation.

Below is the area where the shooting happened.

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