Maryland police officer run over, killed while investigating suspicious vehicle - MRCAESAR.COM


Monday, 21 May 2018

Maryland police officer run over, killed while investigating suspicious vehicle

Police at the scene where a female Baltimore County officer was shot to death on Monday. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun / TNS)
A Maryland officer was run over and killed Monday afternoon after responding to a "suspicious vehicle" in a leafy Baltimore suburb, authorities said.
Neighbors rushed out to try to save the mortally wounded officer who may have encountered a suspected burglar while investigating the vehicle around 2 p.m. in the Perry Hall community, police said.
From inside a home, one witness heard the Baltimore County Police Department officer repeatedly bellow, "Get out of the car." Another witness apparently watched the officer draw her gun at someone behind the wheel of a Jeep.
Both neighbors heard a "pop."
"He saw the Jeep take off and run right over her," said Tony Kurek, whose son watched the gruesome hit-and-run unfold.
The officer was bleeding from her head when Kurek's other son, a volunteer firefighter, rushed outside to find out why his brother was "frantically screaming."
She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died.
A county police officer with a long gun peered into the woods near the scene. (Colin Campbell / Baltimore Sun / TNS)
The officer, a four-year veteran of the force, was not immediately identified and the suspect remains on the loose.
Baltimore County Police official initially said the officer may have been shot.
"What exactly happened, we are not sure yet until an autopsy is performed," police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson told reporters.
He was unable to say whether or not the officer fired her weapon.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan offered condolences to the officer's family.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer," Hogan tweeted. "Our prayers go out to this brave officer's family."
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