BALTIMORE, MD – The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday following an attempted traffic stop by Baltimore Police in East Baltimore.
On February 8, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a Baltimore Police Eastern District officer in an unmarked vehicle was in the 1800 block of East North Avenue when they observed a black Hyundai Sonata that was reported stolen driving in the area. Officer Devin Yancy responded to the area in a marked police car and attempted a traffic stop around North Patterson Park Avenue and East North Avenue, but the Hyundai failed to stop. Officers followed the Hyundai to the area of Sinclair Lane and North Wolfe Street, where it continued to flee. The Hyundai entered the intersection of North Wolfe Street and East North Avenue, where it collided with a sedan. Both the Hyundai and the sedan struck a pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk before crashing into a vacant row home. The occupants of both cars were taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries. The pedestrian, 54-year-old Alfred Fincher of Baltimore, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was taken into custody by Baltimore Police.
Officer Yancy is a 4.5-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department.
Baltimore Police cruisers are not equipped with dashboard cameras. The involved officers were wearing body-worn cameras.