Fox News reports that a Baltimore County, Maryland police officer was fatally shot on Monday by a suspect who is still on the loose.
The governor has responded to this sad news, saying that he is deeply saddened to learn about the potentially deadly injury of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty.
"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."
Reports claim that the officer was fatally shot at Perry Hall. Some reports, including Fox News, suggest that the officer may have been shot in the head, adding that a headshot hasn't yet been confirmed. The officer has been "critically wounded" by this fatal shot, as the county's public branch has tweeted that the officer has been swiftly transported to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, public safety officials claim that residents should be wary of this armed suspect on the loose. Until he is discovered, residents in the area of Belair Road and Klausmeier Road should shelter in place due to the incident. Motorists should also avoid the Belair Road from Forge Toad to Ebenezer Road while police search for the suspect.
The incident reportedly began at 2 pm when officers responded to 3 Linwen Way for a report of a suspicious vehicle in Baltimore County. The death of the officer hasn't yet been reported.
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