Baltimore police officer fatally shot; 'armed suspect' on loose

Baltimore police officer fatally shot; 'armed suspect' on loose

Baltimore police officer fatally shot; 'armed suspect' on loose

"The community I represent stands united in grief for this fallen police officer, and our hope is that all those involved are brought to justice", Marks said. "I don't know, I just feel like talking about it is definitely better than not", Tim Caprio said on 105.7 The Fan's Big Bad Morning Show Tuesday morning.

Witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep Monday afternoon.

Officer Amy Caprio died Monday after confronting a person in a Jeep.

A statement of probable cause dated Tuesday identified the officer as Amy Caprio. The department did not say whether the three played any role in the officer's death and have not released their identities.

Four teenage suspects have been arrested in connection tot he slaying of a Baltimore County police officer, authorities confirmed Tuesday morning. Shawn Vinson said the officer, who has been referred to as a female, was responding to a possible burglary call around 2 p.m. when the incident took place.

The officer was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead at about 2:50 p.m. Police have not yet identified the officer, who would have been with the department four years this summer.

"We have the police family together and the officer's family together and all of us are now trying to work through this thing and hopefully resolve it as soon as we can", Sheridan said.

She is the first female county officer to die in the line of duty.

"She bravely made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and security of our citizens, and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for her selfless service", he said.

Kurek said he saw the officer bleeding from the back of her head.

Kurek said his other son, who is a volunteer firefighter, then performed CPR on her while they called 911. He added that the confrontation may have stemmed from a burglary in progress, noting one home on the block had damage to a patio door.

"We are now investigating this as a homicide", Sheridan said at a press conference Monday evening.

"The incident happened outside in front of my house", she said "and everyone's really nervous right now".

A normally quiet neighborhood with single-family homes is now the center of a massive crime scene.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County police officer after she was shot in the the line of duty", Maryland governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter.

"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.

Harris also told the detective he "drove at the officer", the statement said.

Heavily armed Maryland police working with dogs had searched through the night for the other three suspects.

"I just hope the people they caught are found guilty of this", Tony Kurek said.

Three elementary schools in the area remain on alert status, and county officials advise that local residents in the area shelter in place. Parents are being told to contact school administrators for further instructions.

Investigators urged residents in a sizable swath of Perry Hall to stay hunkered down inside their homes and lock all doors and windows as officers search the community fringed with woodlands.

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