On Sunday, March 15, 2015, at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 900 block of 9th Street, Pasadena, Maryland for a report of a possible intoxicated person armed with a handgun.
Several officers converged on the area and immediately began searching for the suspect. Officers eventually located a male near a garage in the 900 block of 9th Street.
As officers approached the suspect, he brandished a handgun and began pointing it at officers. Witnesses on scene reported the suspect discharged his handgun at the police officers. During the armed confrontation, three officers discharged their police issued handguns at the suspect.
The suspect retreated back into the home and a brief barricade, which lasted about an hour, was called. Officers from the Special Operations Section Quick Response Team utilized an armored vehicle to approach the home. They observed the suspect, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Officers were able to quickly remove the suspect from the home without further incident.
The suspect was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. Located near the suspect was a loaded .40 caliber handgun.
The Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit responded and assumed command of the investigation. Several witnesses were located and transported to the Criminal Investigation Division for interviews. Detectives are in the process of executing search warrants and searching for any evidence in regards to this investigation.
No officers or civilians outside of the suspect were injured during this incident.
The suspect has been identified as follows:
John Christopher Delich, 38, of the 900 block of 9th Street, Pasadena, Maryland
He has been charged with:
- Two (2) counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder
- Two (2) counts of First Degree Assault
- Two (2) counts of Second Degree Assault
- Handgun on a Person
- Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime
- Two (2) counts of Reckless Endangerment
- Two (2) counts of Second Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officer
- Fail to Obey Lawful Order
- Disorderly Conduct
As this is a very fluid and active investigation the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling Homicide Detective Jason McNemar 410-222-4756. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.