Baltimore police detective shot in the head dies

Baltimore Police officer is shot and wounded

A Baltimore police detective is in critical condition after a gunman shot him in the head, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

Baltimore police are still on the hunt for a cop killer who shot a homicide detective in the head, causing him to die of his wounds while under medical care Thursday.

He was pronounced dead around noon on Thursday.

"His tragic death will forever impact the Baltimore Police Department (BPD)".

A reward now stands at $169,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the fatal shooting. "The importance of your sacrifice, and Sean's, can't be overstated". He was only described as an African-American man wearing a black jacket with a white stripe.

The incident unfolded Wednesday evening as the detective confronted a man while investigating a killing in West Baltimore, police officials said.

"My best hunch is more than one or two people know or suspect our killer was involved in this yesterday".

Police officers respond to Bennett Place and N. Fremont Avenue after a call went out that an officer is shot Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Baltimore, M.D.

The unidentified police officer, an 18-year veteran of the force, was shot around 4:30 a man who approached him while engaging in "suspicious behavior", according to Fox 45 Baltimore.

Mayor Catherine Pugh spoke to the press about Suitor on Thursday and reiterated crime in the city was "out of control". "This kind of violence can not be tolerated", she said.

Police were searching for the gunman Wednesday night.

While the motive of the crime is still unknown, Suiter's partner was able to provide police with a description of the events surrounding the shooting.

Baltimore County Sheriffs officers gather after Baltimore Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was acquitted of all charges in his murder trial for the death of Freddie Gray at the Mitchell Court House June 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Anyone with a tip can call the department at 410-396-2100 or text 443-902-4824. He was off-duty at the time, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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