A Baltimore County, Maryland police officer was fatally shot Monday by a suspect who still remains at large.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted. “Our prayers go out to this brave officer’s family, @BACOPoliceFire, and the Baltimore County community.”
The officer was shot in Perry Hall,reported. Councilman David Marks initially confirmed via Twitter the officer was shot but said he had no further details on the incident.
The officer, who was not immediately identified, wasat the time. She then encountered suspects and was critically injured during the interaction. The officer had reportedly been assigned to the Parkville precinct and was with the department for four years.
Police are searching for “at least one armed suspect” in the area of Belair Road and Klausmeier Road, and residents should shelter in place, officials said.
Three elementary schools reportedly remain on alert status.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates.