Mom Of Armed Carjacker Killed In Crash With Police Says He Was Not A Criminal

Dion Taylor was fatally struck by a patrol vehicle while running from police on Sunday.

Baltimore, MD – An armed carjacking suspect was fatally struck by a Baltimore County Police (BCP) patrol car on Sunday as he tried to escape from officers on foot.

“From what we can tell at this point, there's nothing that shows that this officer intentionally struck the suspect," BCP Corporal Shawn Vinson told WBAL.

But the suspect’s mother, Teisha Cook, said her son was not to blame for what occurred.

“He was not a criminal,” Cook said. “My son was a homebody…[The police] crashed into him and then ran him over.”

The incident began just before 4 p.m. when 20-year-old Dion Taylor, 16-year-old Taron Kelly, and an unnamed third suspect carjacked a pizza delivery driver on Merle Drive in Woodlawn, police said.

A short while later, officers spotted the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Liberty Road and Essex Road, but the driver refused to stop.

During the vehicle pursuit that ensued, the suspects tossed a handgun out of the window, which was ultimately recovered by police.

As the vehicle approached the intersection of Liberty Road and Northern Parkway, the three suspects bailed out of the moving car and took off on foot.

One BCP vehicle struck the stolen car, and an officer in a second patrol vehicle began chasing the suspects.

As Taylor turned down Highgate Drive, he and the BCP vehicle collided.

Taylor died from his injuries at the scene, The Baltimore Sun reported.

BCP administrators said that the officer did not intentionally strike Taylor with the patrol car, and that the officers followed department protocol throughout the incident, according to WBAL.

They said there is also additional information that cannot be released yet due to the ongoing investigation.

Police are also reviewing bodycam footage from the incident, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol, according to WBAL.

Kelly has been charged as an adult for offenses of minor in possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, motor vehicle theft, armed robbery, and armed carjacking.

He is being held without bond.

The third suspect remains at large.

Comments (72)
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Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Momma's little darlin is a criminal and she's delusional if she doesn't realize that. Maybe he inherited his stupidity from her. I'm so sick of this kind of thing. Obviously she doesn't give a rip about the victims

Lidarman
Lidarman

We are not “BCP”! We are BCoPD!

dwm9ersfan
dwm9ersfan

I am sure he was as a kind and gental soul right after he robbed and was caught in a stolen car sounds like an angel to me.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

I cannot imagine what her definition of a criminal would be if her son wasn't one!

Durty_Harriet
Durty_Harriet

Anyone expecting another response? You know the LAWSUIT LOTTERY is next.

Justme1950
Justme1950

O BOY!!!!!!! Here we go again,ANOTHER Entrant in the GHETTO Lottery !!!!!

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

I had at least two thoughts with this story - 1) the fruit (nut) doesn"t fall far from the tree, and 2) if her son was a homebody, then how could he be out in the street, getting in the way of the patrol car? (“He was not a criminal,” Cook said. “My son was a homebody…[The police] crashed into him and then ran him over.” ) I mean, I haven"t heard that LEOs are now driving into homes and running over couch potatoes. You would think somebody would notice that, right? Even a local news station would televise that, before the weather forecast.

Katarina
Katarina

Someone needs to look "criminal" up in a dictionary and read it to mama.

Usaf9000
Usaf9000

Wrong, he was a criminal.

Jimhilton911
Jimhilton911

If the Reverend Al Sharpton hears about this, there’s gonna be trouble! 😂

CrimeDoc
CrimeDoc

“He was a good boy, he was gonna get his edumication. He dint do nuffin. He was at home readin the Bible when they ran him over. Now pay me my money.”

LEO0301
LEO0301

At this moment all the grieving mother is thinking about is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Diwee
Diwee

Ant, if obozo had a son, that is how he would look and act!

NY Conservative
NY Conservative

They are all "good boys" after they get caught. I'm sure the city of Baltimore mayor and DA will prosecute the officer. Freddy Gray style.

GoodBoyMom
GoodBoyMom

Not a criminal. I think his momma is delusional. What does she call his actions? Child's play? If he's a good kid why's he running from police. A good kid wouldn't have been in that position to have gotten run over.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Sorry yes he is!!!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Oh well !

No news here, move on!

Baltimore is trying to take the top spot from Chicago!!

GForce48
GForce48

I sense another hood rat's family cashing in on this!

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

She has to say that for the "ambulance chasing lawyers" getting in line because her meal ticket is gone

jericho777
jericho777

How shocking, another DinDu It....

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

He carjacked, ran from police, created damage in his evading capture, had a gun, and yet Mom thinks he is still a shining example? Mom should be locked up/billed for all the leftovers the city now needs to clean up. She is either intentionally or unintentionally refusing to accept reality and I'm not sure which is worse.

How many examples need to be shown in order to determine that these people are one serious problem group with no signs of improvement. Overall just 12% of the entire US population and the crime predominantly caused by just 3% (of 12%) of BM's ages 13 to 45. Refuse to accept propaganda you are forced to see on TV. This propaganda intentionally tries to minimize or hides the negatives. The media then promotes the carefully re-manufactured "positives " showcasing them in an optimized fashion. You see it in TV commercials, in "showcased" news articles, in the reporting of the crime itself. Realize its your tax dollars paying for these people, problems,issues, mistakes, and crime committed by them. Add up the staggering costs of policing,arresting, courts, incarceration, welfare support, abortions, counseling, hiring quotas, drug treatments, housing ,etc. With some exceptions ,they as a group appear incapable of succeeding without excessive support mechanisms. Look at any major US city with a predominant black population and you will see the same stories. With current US unemployment rates at their lowest levels in decades (especially for Black and Hispanic) then what will they now use as excuses for their behaviors? Most refuse to acknowledge they are causing these problems and instead take an immature and indignant stance to blame anyone or anything as the causes. Throwing money at this problem as a "solution" started in 1964 with Lyndon Johnson. That decision is not solving these issues and in some aspects the issues have gotten worse. For example, in 1965 unwed childbirth in the black community was 24% ...today it is 72%. Studies mention it is from this point where much of the problems then begins. It is not one's skin color that is the problem. It is the abysmal behaviors demonstrated on a routine and generational basis that are the problems...These behaviors just happen to be exhibited by one predominant minority in a hugely disproportionate manner. It is disgusting to allow the patronizing and passive attitudes shown towards blacks. I am still respectful and courteous when I have an interaction but on the other hand the reason I mention the above is to explain that patronizing is not working. These issues need to be discussed openly and honestly without worry if the discussions are not "PC". If there is no change in this country's response to problems predominantly caused by one minority group then how can anyone expect it to change and improve? If they as a group are not acknowledging and discussing the problems then others need to do so.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Mom being mom. This POS is(was) a criminal. I guess mom will be playing the ghetto lottery now.

JBo
JBo

Well, pull up a chair to the TV, break out the chips and beer and wait for the riots to begin.

Achmsons
Achmsons

I'm sorry for the taylor family but when her son carjacked pizza car he became a criminal

Mamafirst
Mamafirst

Shes a mom I get it. So how about these parents start teaching their kids to respect authority again. Kids these days have no respect and as long as there are parents out there saying "my kid is a good kid" this will continue to happen. I am sure all the parents of kids who have shot up these schools said the same thing. So if you don't want to be a parent on the news who nobody is going to believe how about you start disciplining your kids again and teach them to do what they are told and get home safe and alive.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Let’s just say, for the sake of the mothers POV, he had a clean record. The incident that just occurred instantly turns him into a criminal, and it’s fair game. Now for the other side, this kid was probably getting into all kinds of crap in the streets anyway. His mother just didn’t see it or didn’t want to believe it. Ignorance is not a defense. Either way, as a parent, I’m sorry for the loss of her son, as a LEO, if you’re gonna play, then you gotta pay.

Lmtaytay
Lmtaytay

This is what we call "Stereotypical"

Vietnam 68
Vietnam 68

Beyond denial. Wasn’t living in a real world before this!

MrsS
MrsS

She's his mother, and she loved him. I think we can all understand that. Michael Brown's mother also thought her son was a good boy. Unfortunately, videos and witnesses proved that Brown's mother didn't know her son that well, after all. I'm afraid we will see the same true of Taylor.

checksix
checksix

He was a fine upstanding, productive citizen.

fell
fell

new law proposal: Mothers of children thugs will have their ovaries removed when thugs commit crimes, ====

stinkyb
stinkyb

Where were you mommy teaching your child right from wrong - he is the run that committed the crime - that tells me he had no guidance???

Lochemet
Lochemet

Well, we all knew that.

CFHENDERSON1
CFHENDERSON1

Does she understand the definition of a criminal? She should her sons pictures is next to it in the dictionary.

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

F mama and F her POS son.

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

Mama is a poster child for mandatory sterilization.

Piewacket
Piewacket

Let's see if she sues, because he son was a good boy and did absolutely nothing wrong. It's all the police officers fault that he committed the crime! Someone should pay because her son broke the law.

LEO2076
LEO2076

"Not my child," standard reply.

hangemhigh
hangemhigh

“My son was a homebody… " then he should have been at home making his own pizza rather than carjacking a pizza delivery truck. Of course he was probably saving up for a college degree.

Wolfpackleader
Wolfpackleader

A happy ending

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Woobie46 asked "I am asking this in all seriousness: what can be done about this issue? I just cannot figure out if there is a solution for these people outside of prison...that costs too much and they seem to become worse inside. So? Anything??????"

Yes ...suggestions are as follows:

Since the root of the problems continually point to out of wedlock childbirths it must begin here. Suggest a return to "work for welfare" program which mandates working in some PT or FT capacity to qualify for and continuing to receive welfare benefits. Benefit time limits of "X" need to be incorporated and must be enforced. Abuses need to be scrutinized and minimized .There should be no "rewards " for a woman having additional children under this program especially if having difficulty in providing for the first. Encourage widespread birth control programs within this community. A similar program like this was implemented under President Clinton. Reinstate a similar program.

There needs to be a return to the death penalty. We cannot continue to try ,incarcerate, house, feed, shelter, retry, etc. those who are recidivists. Once given the death penalty then implement a 2 yr. maximum for any appeals. This would be primarily for repeat offenders and once determined death penalty then do so within 2 yrs. and as humanely as possible.

As my earlier comments mentioned there needs to be honest dialogue regarding the key problems this community faces without regard for being "too PC ". If we wait for this group to volunteer solutions we will be waiting forever. Community leaders need to have these conversations despite their being difficult.

The media needs to stop "promoting" a manufactured picture of how they would like non-blacks to perceive or view blacks. No one is fooled by this and all it causes is further resentment .

There needs to be an end to affirmative action as it now exists. Why should any other group be negatively affected by showing bias and prejudice towards blacks at the exclusion or penalty of others. Everyone should now be on a level playing field with no extra "points" or "quotas" for one group.

There needs to be an end to hyphenated groups. IE- no special or exclusive "black colleges" or " black student unions" or black XYZ. If you are a US citizen then you are an American. Period.

Discussions of reparations need to end. No one alive had any responsibility for the wrongs done to other races. Many races throughout the world treated their fellow peoples inhumanely over hundreds of years. It is now in the past and "payments" for wrongs done hundreds of years ago will solve nothing and likely just create other problems.

Groups such as Antifa and BLM need to be confronted /banned if possible. No one in this country should be allowed to mask themselves during protests.

Those who are incarcerated need to be put to work. This country has a lot of work needed to repair roads, buildings, bridges, other infrastructure....even including the wall with Mexico. Have these people realize that jail is not summer camp and that they do something constructive to repay the taxpayer..

This is just a start. I am sure others out there can fine tune, add to , or change specifics ....Please start having discussions with your Mayors, Municipal offices, Congressman,Senators but please stop in the passivity, the patronizing , the ignoring, the refusal to discuss all because we as a country worry too much about not being PC. We may just save some lives all around if we were to try.

Oldvlc
Oldvlc

He dindo nuffin

Tomted
Tomted

He was a good criminal, he only carjacked and robbed bad pizza delivery people. Now he’s a dead criminal and I can now get my pizza. Win Win!!

LynnSB
LynnSB

Isn't it Amazing how they are always good boys !

Wadman53
Wadman53

What do you call a kid who carjacks A honest law abiding citizens a saint Lady your kid is a criminal

NickyJ
NickyJ

Then if your son is your perfect baby boom boom. Then why was he carjacking. He got what he deserved

NYPD_retired
NYPD_retired

She’s right about that, he’s not a criminal ... anymore