Police are searching for at least one armed suspect after a Baltimore County police officer was fatally injured. Since Baltimore County Police have not confirmed that the officer was shot, the tweet was removed. She was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and died around 2:50 p.m., Vinson said.
Councilman David Marks said in a Facebook post that police informed him the officer was shot "while investigating suspicious activity".
There are multiple suspects and at least one is believed to be armed, according to Baltimore County authorities.
SkyTeam 11 Capt. Roy Taylor reported the suspect or suspects left the scene in a Jeep Wrangler, then bailed out of the auto in the area of Pine Hill and Belair roads. A number of officers who have died in the line of duty is up this year.
Police ordered residents in the area to shelter in place.
Tony Kurek, a resident who lives in the area of the incident, told WBAL-TV 11 that his son saw the officer try to pull over a Jeep and had her gun drawn when the vehicle accelerated.
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The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was bleeding badly from significant injuries and was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital. Vinson said investigators have recovered the suspects' abandoned Jeep, but police declined to confirm whether it was used to injure the officer.
"Our patrol officer responded, was confronted and from that point, she was injured and we are investigating this as a homicide", Sheridan said.
Kurek's neighbor, Dahle Amendt, said he had just settled into his recliner for a rest when he heard a woman's voice outside his house. The officers who died at the hands of gunshots is up.
Parents from three elementary schools - Perry Hall, Seven Oaks and Gunpowder - were placed on lockdown, with parents told they couldn't pick up their children after classes let out. "Our prayers go out to this fearless officer's family". "We are confident that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be brought to justice".
The AP writes that students still at the school Monday evening were being served dinner, according to Julie Henn, a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education.