Dawnta Harris, 17, is accused of driving an SUV that ran over Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio in May 2018, killing her. Harris and three other co-defendants — Darrell Ward, Derrick Matthews and Eugene Genius — are charged in the killing. Harris is the first to go on trial.
The case against Harris started developing May 22, 2018, when Caprio, 29, responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle — a black Jeep — and a burglary in progress, police said. After seeing the vehicle, Caprio left her police car and ordered the driver to get out of the Jeep.
A court charging document indicates Harris admitted he drove at the officer. Sources told 11 News at the time of the incident that Caprio fired one shot at the Jeep before she was hit.