Baltimore police officer fatally shot; search underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspects

  • Baltimore police officer fatally shot; search underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspects

Baltimore police officer fatally shot; search underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspects

A manhunt was underway Monday evening in Baltimore County, Maryland, for four suspects involved in the killing of a police officer, who confronted them after responding to a report of a burglary, authorities said.

The officer was shot around 2 p.m. and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Gov. Larry Hogan said in a tweet Monday afternoon that the female officer was shot.

A Baltimore County, Maryland police officer was killed Monday following an altercation with suspects still on the loose.

" In 2000, Officer John Stem died of complications relating to a duty gunshot wound he suffered in July 1977".

The officer was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m., according to CNN affiliate WJZ-TV.

The policeman, who is yet to be named, was gunned down while investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Residents were urged to stay inside as the suspect gunman remains at large
Residents were urged to stay inside as the suspect gunman remains at large

SkyTeam 11 Capt. Roy Taylor reported the suspect or suspects left the scene in a Jeep Wrangler, then bailed out of the vehicle in the area of Pine Hill and Belair roads.

One eywitness said they saw the officer "laying in the street" after approaching the vehicle, a black Jeep Wrangler. "We are seeing police officers assaulted". So we are telling everybody - be on your toes, don't be complacent, work with each other.

"We are proud of the bravery and the courage and the sacrifice of all the men and women who serve in our police force", Jones said.

"What exactly happened, we're not sure yet". "This is a bad time in the United States for law enforcement".

Volunteer firefighter Logan Kurek says he ran outside and performed CPR on the officer until paramedics arrived, and says her injuries were consistent with being run over by a vehicle.

Witnesses interviewed by local television stations in the Baltimore area reported seeing a Jeep running over the officer, but police officials said they could not confirm any of the accounts and that her cause of death would not be determined until an autopsy was complete. Motorists should avoid Belair Road from Forge Road to Ebenezer Road. "Call school administrators for further instructions". Police specified that three schools-Perry Hall Elementary, Seven Oaks Elementary and Gunpowder Elementary-were "being held over on alert status due to active police activity in the area", and said students were not being dismissed.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.