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2017-03-29 / News

Armed man jumps into vehicle, tries to rob passengers

County police say an armed man jumped into a car and tried to rob its occupants on March 20.

Around 10 p.m. a vehicle carrying two males and one female stopped in the 3000 block of Meadowdale Boulevard to drop off the female passenger, who was meeting a female acquaintance. When she exited the vehicle, a man accompanying her acquaintance jumped into the back seat, displayed a firearm and demanded money.

The male passenger struggled with the suspect as the driver drove to a nearby fire station. During the struggle, a shot was fired, but no one was struck.

The suspect exited the vehicle and fled without taking anything. Dameon D. Russell, 21, of the 3300 block of Millspray Court was spotted and apprehended by officers nearby. Russell was charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting from vehicles, and firearm violation – subject to protective order. - Rich Griset

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