2 of­fi­cers hurt; sus­pect slain in Bal­ti­more

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BAL­TI­MORE — A shoot­ing at a Bal­ti­more apart­ment com­plex Wed­nes­day ended with the death of a former state correction­s of­fi­cial who had been un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the wound­ing of two fugi­tive task force of­fi­cers, au­thor­i­ties said.

The of­fi­cers, one a Bal­ti­more county de­tec­tive and the other a de­tec­tive in the city of Bal­ti­more, were both as­signed to the Cap­i­tal Area Re­gional Fugi­tive Task Force and were try­ing to serve a war­rant out of Penn­syl­va­nia for at­tempted mur­der, said U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice spokesman David Lutz.

“Our worst fears be­came a re­al­ity when shots were fired and the two of­fi­cers were hit,“Bal­ti­more Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Michael Har­ri­son said of the male of­fi­cers, without spec­i­fy­ing who fired. He said the sus­pect was fa­tally shot, but he did not say by whom.

Neigh­bors at the scene of the shoot­ing in the city’s Frank­ford neigh­bor­hood told The Bal­ti­more Sun that a sus­pect was “shoot­ing back” at of­fi­cers. A sheet at the scene cov­ered what ap­peared to be a body.

The male sus­pect was a former state correction­s of­fi­cial who had been un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Mary­land Gov. Larry Ho­gan said at a news con­fer­ence. He said the task force of­fi­cers were go­ing af­ter “a re­ally bad guy.” Ho­gan did not re­lease the sus­pect’s iden­tity or any other de­tails.

Ulysses Muñoz / Tri­bune News Ser­vice

Bal­ti­more po­lice probe a shoot­ing at an apart­ment in which a sus­pect wounded two mem­bers of a po­lice task force try­ing to serve a war­rant for at­tempted mur­der. The sus­pect was shot to death.

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