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Off-Duty Officer's Gun Stolen During Carjacking

Off-Duty Officer's Gun Stolen During Carjacking

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Associated Press

April 14, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An off-duty District of Columbia police officer’s service weapon was taken during a carjacking in East Baltimore on Monday night, city police confirmed.

The 44-year-old officer told police he was driving home on Harford Road and East 25th Street at about 11:40 p.m. when a woman stepped in front of his car and a man armed with a handgun ordered him out of the vehicle, police said.

The man and woman drove off in the car, a black Dodge Magnum, but were tracked down by city police in the 1200 block of E. Chase St. Officers initiated a pursuit and eventually located the car idling and unoccupied in the 1800 block of Collington Ave., police said.

A woman matching the description of the woman who had stepped in front of the car was discovered hiding behind an oil drum and was arrested.

Police said Keara Moodie, 18, was charged with motor vehicle theft and related charges. The officer, who was driving away from his East Baltimore home at the time of the carjacking, said his service weapon was inside the car, but police did not recover it.

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