BALTIMORE - Baltimore police are searching for a suspect who shot a homicide detective in the head Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, the shooting happened in the 900 block of Bennett Place in West Baltimore at around 4:30 p.m.
One of our officers was shot this evening. Please say an extra prayer for the officer and the officer’s family. We’ll update soon. Thank you.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) November 15, 2017
The 18-year veteran of the department was taken to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he is in very grave condition and on life support.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the detective was on-duty conducting a follow-up investigation in the area when he was wounded. The gunman remains at-large. He was only described as an African-American man wearing a black jacket with a white stripe.
The First Lady and I are asking all Marylanders to join us in praying for the @BaltimorePolice officer shot in the line of duty earlier tonight.— Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) November 16, 2017
Officers cordoned off streets and combed alleyways as they searched for a shooter. Numerous cruisers responded and a police helicopter buzzed overhead.
The area where the officer was shot has a number of vacant rowhouses and has been the scene of numerous shootings.
A $64,000 reward has been offered in this case.
REWARD- $64,000: You can also contact @FBIBaltimore 1-800-CALL-FBI, our detectives 410-396-2100, @MCSMaryland- 1-866-7LOCKUP, or download the @BaltimorePolice Department mobile app- https://t.co/yza9SGIutd— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithMedia) November 16, 2017
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