Baltimore County police officer shot, killed in line of duty

Nora Nguyen
May 22, 2018

A Baltimore County police officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Perry Hall, a community northeast of Baltimore, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on Twitter.

He said the officer was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood.

Hogan said Maryland State Police are helping local law enforcement with their search for the suspect "who committed this bad crime".

A Baltimore County, Maryland police officer died Monday after responding to a possible burglary, and officials say four suspects - believed to be "armed and dangerous" - remain at large.

WBAL TV reported that Baltimore County police said later in the afternoon "that it is unclear how the officer was fatally injured, whether she was shot, run over or both." Cpl.

He would only say that the officer was critically injured when she confronted multiple suspects just before 2 p.m.in a residential area. She was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where she died.

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Sheridan said the officer was wearing an activated body camera that investigators are examining.

"This tragedy is a solemn reminder of the sacrifice our police and public safety personnel make and are prepared to make to keep us safe each and every day", Jones said at the news conference.

No further details have been released at this time.

"The next thing he heard was a pop, and he saw the Jeep take off and run right over her", said Kurek.

At least one armed suspect is being hunted by Baltimore County authorities after the shooting in Baltimore's Perry Hall community.

State and federal authorities are assisting at the scene, Vinson said.

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Amendt said his wife also ran outside and tried to revive the officer.

Vincent said the officer would have been a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department in July. It's a quiet community. "Our prayers go out to this courageous officer's family, @BACOPoliceFire, and the Baltimore County community", in response to the tragedy.

Three elementary schools were on alert status for hours, with students and teachers told to stay in their school buildings as police continued a search for the suspects.

The Baltimore County police department told residents in the area of Belair and Klausmeier roads to shelter in place amid the search.

Vinson advised parents to contact school administrators for instructions on how to pick up their children.

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