Two Baltimore cops are wounded in shootout with former corrections officer who was wanted for attempted murder
- The two detectives were working with US Marshals to carry out an arrest warrant in a residential area of Baltimore
- At 12.15pm, the suspect – an unidentified corrections officer – started shooting
- He was killed in the gunfight and the two detectives were injured
- Their conditions are not known; police say the man was wanted for an attempted murder in Pennsylvania
- One of the detectives was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the stomach
Two police detectives have been injured and a suspect killed in a Baltimore shooting which happened while the officers were carrying out an arrest warrant.
The incident unfolded at around 12.15pm on a residential street on the outskirts of the city.
The suspect was a former corrections officer who recently left his job, according to Governor Larry Hogan, and was wanted for attempted murder in Pennsylvania.
When police – including the two detectives – showed up at the address, he opened fire.
The suspect’s body is placed under a sheet at the scene of the shootout in Baltimore on Wednesday
US Marshals had gone to the residence with the two detectives who were injured when the suspect – an unidentified former corrections officer – started shooting
He was then killed in the gunfight.
The two cops injured are detectives; one is from the Baltimore Police Department and the other is from the Baltimore County Police Department.
It is unclear how serious their injuries are.
One of them was shot in the stomach and the other was shot in the leg.
The suspect’s body lying outside the front of the building. He was killed after opening fire
Governor Hogan called the incident ‘very frustrating’ and said the cops were just trying to do their jobs.
Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young said: ‘I am so very thankful for our officers that step in the line of danger every day to keep our city and residents safe.
‘My prayers are with the officers and their families. Our officers are engaged daily with dangerous work and they willingly put their lives at risk so that we all might have a safer Baltimore.
‘We’d like to thank all of the members of our law enforcement community.’
There was a large police presence at the scene of the shooting for the rest of the day