MD cop fatally shot - 'Armed suspect' still at large

MD cop fatally shot - 'Armed suspect' still at large

Baltimore County police are searching for at least one armed suspect following an altercation in Perry Hall that left a police officer dead on Monday afternoon.

WBAL reports that a county police official said the officer was shot while responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way. Vinson said investigators have recovered the suspects' abandoned Jeep, but police declined to confirm whether it was used to injure the officer.

Vinson said the family of the officer, who would have been a four-year veteran in July, has been notified. "Our prayers go out to this fearless officer's family, @BACOPoliceFire, and the Baltimore County community". 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 said her husband, Tony Kurek, is home with the children, but they are very upset.

Rifle-toting police swarmed into a Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep.

According to the Sun account, the witness told his father that he saw the officer draw her gun on a vehicle and order the occupants out.

Corporal Shawn Vinson with the Baltimore County Police Department speaks about a County Police officer who was shot and killed, May 21, 2018.

Kurek said his other son, who is a volunteer firefighter, performed CPR on the officer and they called 911.

While the governor said the officer died from a shooting, the police chief said the nature of the officer's injuries are unknown until the medical examiner does an autopsy and determines a cause of death.

"She was just doing her job", Vincent said.

"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. School administrators along with several members of the Baltimore County Police Department will oversee the dismissals.

"I heard, 'Get out of the car!' 'Get out of the car!' Get out of the car!' at least three times, and then a pop", Amendt said.

As a result schools in the area have been told to not dismiss students and residents have been warned to stay inside as a search takes place. Authorities were advising motorists to avoid the area and residents to shelter in place while the hunt for the suspect continued.

The district released the following statement: "Parents may come to Gunpowder, Perry Hall, and Seven Oaks elementary schools to pick up their children".

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