On April 13th, 2012 at approximately 1950hrs, a patrol sergeant from the Western District was traveling in the area of Piney Orchard Parkway and Odenton Road when she observed a Black Jeep Cherokee in the southbound lane of Piney Orchard Parkway, stopped with the vehicles hazard lights flashing.
In an attempt to determine if the driver was in need of assistance, the sergeant positioned her patrol vehicle along Odenton Road at the intersection and witnessed the male driver, later identified as Patrick Rapael Toney (41), exit the vehicle and begin throwing items out of the vehicle and onto the ground. The sergeant approached the driver and asked if everything was okay, when the driver made statements that he wanted the sergeant to shoot him. The driver continually acted in an erratic manner by walking around in circles in the roadway and making other irrational statements, causing an immediate danger to himself.
Due to the erratic behavior of the driver, the sergeant believed that the driver was having a possible mental health related emergency. The driver was subsequently taken into custody for an Emergency Evaluation. While being handcuffed for his safety and the officer’s safety, the driver began to spit at officers and flail his legs in attempt to assault the officers. The driver was subsequently placed in leg shackles along with a spit hood, to protect the officers against possible infectious exposures, and transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for an Emergency Evaluation. While in the police vehicle, the suspect attempted to kick out the windows and the glass partition of the caged patrol vehicle.
While en-route to the hospital, the transporting officer noticed that the suspect had become very quiet. The officer asked the suspect if he was okay but the suspect didn’t respond. The officer, who was on Route 100 approaching the Oakwood Road exit for the hospital, then activated his emergency equipment and expedited his transport to the hospital. Once at the hospital, the suspect, who was not breathing, was revived by hospital staff and turned over to hospital personnel.
On April 18th, 2012, the department was notified that the suspect had died at the hospital. The body was transported to the Chief Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy. The Criminal Investigation Unit has begun an active investigation into this incident.
The subject was identified as Patrick Raphael Toney, 41, 10-11-70, 8700 blk. Aspen Grove Court, Odenton, MD.