Uncle Charged in Burglary, Nephew Dead in Police-Involved Shooting

Of the three suspects in the burglary-in-progress call, one is dead, one is in the hospital, and one is in police custody, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

Leon Harvey of Baltimore has been charged in a burglary Tuesday in Woodlawn.
Leon Harvey of Baltimore has been charged in a burglary Tuesday in Woodlawn.
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.

Editor's Note: Due to a source error, the age and residence of Allen Harvey Jr. were incorrect in the original version of this story. 
Kay r August 16, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Bcp killed that young man for no reason he had no gun he didn't threat y'all in no way. The truth will unfold behind the wrong doing y'all did . May justice be servied
Kay r August 16, 2013 at 12:37 AM
If the police was shooting the van while the driver held on to the other police why doesn't that police officer have an gun shot wounds but the passenger do this story sounds all like a lie to me
Bryant Boynton August 23, 2013 at 06:04 AM
Kay R.....maybe if my home had not been invaded by the same group of men, I would feel like you. After over a week of reflecting upon the break-in, I came to this conclusion. Honestly if they weren't breaking into homes, he'd still be alive, regardless of the time line of events. Not saying my valuables are worth someone's life but why should I have regards for theirs when they violated my home, the safety of my wife and with no regard to the struggles we went to obtain whatever we had in our home. So excuse me for disagreeing with side of ignorance and siding with police work
Kay r August 23, 2013 at 06:58 PM
First an foremost it isn't ignorance what I said maybe your mother should have defined the word ignorance to u cause u clearly don't know what it means... But anyways if someone beaks into your home that doesn't mean take there life an do u know for a fact that its was the same group of men what proof do u have an I don't care who side u on right is right wrong is wrong he was wrong for what he did but the was wrong for killing him
Kay r August 23, 2013 at 07:05 PM
They was wrong for killing that man the story sounds like it was staged cause If you dragging the police an the other police shoot at the car why isn't that police officer hurt with a gun shoot wound the lies behind this story may god give that young man family justice an for give those who lied to create this story may the truth be set free
Kay r August 23, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Bryant boynton
M. Hoover August 24, 2013 at 05:47 AM
Great job BCPD, What would anyone do if a suspect began driving away with the policeman with his arm in the window. The officers were afraid for their lives!!!
Kay r August 24, 2013 at 05:26 PM
If that's the case why wasn't the police officer injured answer that
Marje Lentz August 26, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Maybe they were shooting at the correct person, perhaps he was hit but they wear vests to protect themselves, and dragging an officer, why run if you're innocent. Kay you have a one sided vision of a story you are reading not a witness to. I pray people learn from this and stop stealing


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