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Wanted woman accused of driving car at detective surrenders

WBAL TV Baltimore logo WBAL TV Baltimore 9/18/2020
a group of people posing for the camera: Tiara Kianna Baker surrenders with her attorney © WBAL-TV\Daniel Francois Tiara Kianna Baker surrenders with her attorney

A wanted woman who Baltimore County police said drove a vehicle at a detective in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon surrendered Thursday.

Tiara Kianna Baker, 22, of Baltimore, was identified Wednesday as the suspect in Tuesday's incident and an ongoing investigation into a string of robberies in Baltimore County.

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County detectives were at Hotel RL at Redwood and Calvert streets in Baltimore City around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday waiting for the suspects to come out.

Police said one of the suspects ran back into the hotel while the other got into a car, rammed one of the police vehicles and drove at one of the detectives. The detective fired several shots as, according to police, the suspect kept going, hit another car and took off down Calvert Street.

Baker's attorney, Tony Garcia, said she is not a super villain and police could have found her at her home.

"We are shocked, we are amazed at the amazing array of lies and misconceptions that led to this moment," Garcia said. "Nothing precipitated this type of unnecessary, excessive onslaught of force. Nothing. Nothing justifies it."

Garcia said police never identified themselves and an officer in plain clothes approached her with a gun. That is when she started to drive away, Garcia said.

Baker's attorney called on Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to correct police misconduct.

Baker, who is eight months pregnant, faces multiple charges from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and Baltimore County related to theft, robbery, trespassing and assaults. Charges are pending in Baltimore City based on Tuesday's events.

A judge on Friday denied bail for Baker.

Officers arrested the other suspect at the hotel and said they recovered a gun.

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