Manhunt On For Baltimore Cop Killer After Homicide Detective Dies In Hospital

Gladys Abbott
November 19, 2017

The homicide detective, an 18-year veteran with the Baltimore Police, was conducting a follow-up to a homicide investigation around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a man engaging in suspicious activity, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Wednesday evening.

Davis said the officer was "just doing his job" when he was ambushed and vowed to have the shooter captured.

Suiter was transported to shock trauma in critical condition Wednesday, and he died Thursday afternoon.

"Every police officer in our County is heartbroken at this senseless tragedy, and our prayers are with our brothers and sisters in the Baltimore City Police Department", Police Chief Timothy Altomare said in a statement. "We are absolutely certain that the community will step up again and stand with the Baltimore Police Department to bring this heartless, ruthless, soulless killer to justice". "This kind of violence can not be tolerated", she said. Gov. Larry Hogan committed the state would pay a $100,000 reward.

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"He may be wounded", Davis says.

Officials say Suiter was a Washington, D.C, native who lived with his family in York, Pennsylvania, about an hour's commute from Baltimore. But Davis said tips are steadily coming in and detectives are following leads.

Baltimore Police will be wearing black bands across their badges to honor Detective Suiter. "Rest assured, however, that this has not broken our collective spirit and we will continue to do the work that Sean loved, and do it with the same integrity and commitment that he exemplified".

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Baltimore field division, the FBI's Baltimore field office and the DEA's Baltimore district office are offering a reward of up to $60,000 for information leading to the arrest of the gunman.

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