Baltimore detective shot in head; manhunt underway
Baltimore, Md.
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Suspect WANTED by law enforcement
ߦ   $20,000 reward in Valentine’s Day murder case
ߦ   Constables arrest Assault suspect.
ߦ   Former Ellis County Sherriff’s Office Employee Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison
ߦ   Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities
ߦ   Governor Abbott Declares Disaster Proclamation Extension For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey
ߦ   Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals and Three Russian Companies for Scheme to Interfere in the United States Political System
ߦ   Local Law Enforcement to Focus on Move Over Slow Down
ߦ   Suspect arrested after motorcycle chase
ߦ   Two Men Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentences for Their Roles in a Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Critical Missing Person
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Info
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Traffic pursuit ends in arrest and drug charges
ߦ   SAPD auctions seized trucks, cars, SUVs
ߦ   Suspect held, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate
ߦ   COLD CASE A beer can could help crack an 18-year-old murder case
ߦ   Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2016 is Now Available.
ߦ   Fort Bragg soldier accused of 2013 kidnapping, rape of girl in Cypress
ߦ   Former Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes
ߦ   Five law enforcement officers shot to death in less than a week
ߦ   Dallas Promoters Ordered to Stop $4.4 Million Oil and Gas Offering
ߦ   Pearland Police Dept - Weekly Activity Summary
ߦ   Farmer Branch Man Sentenced to Serve a Total of 128 Months
ߦ   Collin County Man Guilty of Child Exploitation Violations
ߦ   Alvin Police Dept - Weekly Offense/Arrests Bulletin
ߦ   Lawman Earned Respect the Hard Way
ߦ   Teen Girl Killed In Dallas Shooting
ߦ   President’s Request Invests in Department of Justice Criminal Justice Priorities, Including Protecting National Security, Supporting Law Enforcement, Enforcing Immigration Laws, and Protecting our Citizens from Violent Crime and the Scourge of the Opioid
ߦ   Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces Gala Theme
ߦ   Fatal Hit And Run Investigation
ߦ   Drunk Driver Arrested Following Chase
ߦ   Funeral planned Tuesday for slain Dallas-area police officer
ߦ   Washington man raped dying woman, texted photos

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

The 18-year veteran is fighting for his life

By David McFadden 
Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A homicide detective with the Baltimore police force was shot in the head Wednesday while working in a troubled area of the city grappling with high crime rates.

Outside the hospital where the gravely wounded 18-year veteran was fighting for his life, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said a manhunt was underway for a "cold, callous killer" who shot the detective who was "just doing his job."

Federal agencies were offering a $60,000 reward for information leading to the gunman's arrest. The officer wasn't identified, but Davis said he has a wife and two children.



"This is a dangerous profession. This is a dangerous job. Police officers know that at any given time they could confront someone who wants to do them harm, and that's exactly what happened tonight," Davis said, adding that it would be a "long night" for investigators seeking "every bit of evidence."

Police cordoned off streets in the West Baltimore area and a tactical unit combed alleyways searching for a shooter. Numerous cruisers responded and a police helicopter buzzed overhead, illuminating streets below with a searchlight. The neighborhood has a number of vacant row houses.

Dr. Thomas Scalea, chief of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center, said the injured officer was on life support in the intensive care unit.

"We are doing everything we can to keep him stabilized and to take care of the injury to his brain," he said, flanked by Davis and Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Wednesday's shooting of the police officer comes amid a particularly violent period in Baltimore: So far this year, the city of roughly 620,000 inhabitants has seen more than 300 homicides.

Pugh called for a halt to the violence — a frequently repeated refrain in Baltimore.

"We are praying for peace in our streets. And I can say to you all again and again: Enough is enough. Crime has to come to an end in this city. This kind of violence cannot be tolerated," she said.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.