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Suburban Baltimore cop shot dead after exchanging gunfire with suspect


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A Maryland police officer was shot and treated Saturday for non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer was shot in Towson after responding to a call inside an apartment complex at 8:40 p.m. when they encountered an armed suspect, according to Fox Baltimore.

Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, which left one officer with non-life-threatening injuries.

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A Baltimore police officer stands near the intersection of W. North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore, MD, Friday, April 17, 2020.
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The suspect was pronounced dead after the shooting, according to the report.

Police also found a person inside the apartment with life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

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According to the report, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said the officer is expected to make a full recovery.

“A Baltimore County Police Officer was fatally shot tonight while responding to an emergency call. This is another reminder of how our first responders bravely put themselves in harm’s way every day, running into unknown situations to protect the community. I visited the officer in the hospital and was told he should expect a full recovery.”


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