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Suspect Fleeing Police Drowns in Cambridge

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A suspect fleeing Cambridge police jumped off a pier and drowned Wednesday. (Photo: WBOC) A suspect fleeing Cambridge police jumped off a pier and drowned Wednesday. (Photo: WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Cambridge police say a suspect drowned while attempting to flee from officers on Wednesday. 

Police said that shortly after 11 a.m. officers were called to the 300 block of Cedar Street in reference to a possible burglary in progress. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect was seen jumping out of a second story window. Officers ordered the suspect to stop, but they said he refused and began to run. Officers chased after the suspect who eventually ran onto the property of Generation III boat yard.

According to police, during the foot chase the suspect was in possession of a handbag and was attempting to open it. Police said the suspect then ran to the end of the pier and then jumped into the water. Officers attempted to help the suspect to safety but the suspect went under the water, according to police. 

Officers received assistance from a nearby waterman, along with Rescue Fire Company and the Maryland Department of Natural Recourses in an attempt to rescue the suspect. Approximately 30 minutes later the suspect was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased by medical staff at the scene.

Officers recovered the handbag that the suspect had in his possession and found a handgun inside, according to investigators. 

Police said the suspect is believed to have been involved in other felony crimes including a robbery incident with a handgun that occurred last week. The evidence from that robbery matches the handgun that the suspect discarded, investigators said. 

The suspect's identity is being withheld at this time until proper notification can be made.

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