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Police officers working with US Marshals Service shot in Baltimore



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Two law enforcement officers working with the U.S. Marshals Service were shot Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, and the suspect is dead, authorities say.

The two officers, one a detective with the city’s police department and the other a detective from Baltimore County, were serving an attempted murder warrant as part of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force when the incident occurred, said U.S. Marshals Service spokesman David Lutz.

The shooting unfolded around noon in Northeast Baltimore when the officers confronted the suspect, “at which time gun shots were fired,” the Baltimore Police Department said in a statement.

This image provided by WMAR-2 News shows emergency and law enforcement officials responding to the scene of a shooting,  Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Baltimore.

One officer was shot in the leg and the other officer was shot in the stomach, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

The Baltimore Sun reported that the officers were serving the warrant to a man wanted in Pennsylvania. No other details about the suspect were immediately available.

The Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore County Police Department each confirmed one of their officers was taken to a shock trauma center in the city. Neither provided additional details about the officers’ conditions.

The suspect was shooting at the officers from inside an apartment building, neighbors told the Sun.

Gov. Larry Hogan said state police officers were part of the joint task force between federal, state and local authorities that served the warrant. He said he directed state police to provide support and resources in the investigation.

Gov. Larry Hogan said the suspect was a former state corrections official who had been under investigation. He said the task force officers were going after “a really bad guy.”

“We ask Marylanders to join us in praying for the full and speedy recovery of the brave officers who were injured,” Hogan said in a statement.

Contributing: The Associated Press





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