BALTIMORE - Only hours after a Baltimore police homicide detective passed away after being shot in the head, officials are warning that scammers have created fake fundraising pages that are purportedly for the slain officer.
Detective Sean Suiter was in a vacant lot in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon investigating a homicide when he was shot once in the head by a gunman. Suiter had approached the suspect because he was acting suspiciously.
Less than 24 hours later, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the police department, was pronounced dead shortly after noon. The 43-year-old leaves behind a wife and five children.
However, T.J. Smith, chief spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department, tweeted Wednesday night:
The suspect has still not been caught. A total reward of $169,000 has been raised to find Suiter's killer.