Officer Involved Shooting

(Harford County, MD) — A police officer assigned to the Harford County Narcotics Task Force shot and wounded a drug suspect after the suspect drove his car at the officer as police tried to arrest him.

At approximately 3:00pm on June 3rd, detectives from the Task Force attempted to arrest Aaron Singh, 23, of 135 Long Meadow Court, Abingdon while he was at the Days Inn in the 2100 block of Emmorton Park Drive in Edgewood. Undercover narcotics detectives developed information Singh was in possession of a quantity of heroin and cash. Working from that same information they knew Singh would be at the Days Inn.

As police arrived they observed Singh was driving a Chevy Impala. Uniformed deputies and Task Force officers attempted to stop him as he left the parking lot. Police attempted to block the roadway identified themselves as police officers and ordered Singh to stop. Singh drove his car at the officers accelerating the car as he approached. An Aberdeen Police Officer, assigned to the Task Force, fired two rounds at the car both of which went through the windshield. At least one of the bullets struck Singh in the wrist. He also suffered a grazing injury to his neck. The Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company transported Singh to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. His injuries were not life threatening. Singh will be facing criminal charges once he is released from the hospital.

The 35-year old officer is a three-year veteran of the Aberdeen Police Department. Because of his assignment his name is not being released. The officer will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. There were no other injuries.

Press Release

June 03, 2005