Published: Thu, November 16, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Homicide detective shot in head in Baltimore, police say

Homicide detective shot in head in Baltimore, police say

Federal and local authorities on Thursday continue to search for a gunman who shot a Baltimore police detective in the head. The shooting happened in a troubled area of Baltimore that is grappling with high crime rates.

Police commissioner Kevin Davis, center, talks to the press after a police officer was shot, as State's Attorney for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby, left, and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, right, stand nearby, November 15, 2017, in Baltimore, Md.

Officials say the officer involved was admitted to shock trauma where he is in critical condition.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Wednesday that the shooter "will be found, charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".

Dr. Thomas Scalea, chief of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center, said previously that the injured officer was on life support in the intensive care unit.

Davis center talks to the press after a police officer was shot as States Attorney for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby left and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh right stand nearby Nov. 15 2017 in Baltimore Md
Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP

A manhunt is underway for the gunman who shot a veteran Baltimore police officer in the head, leaving him fighting "for his life".

A $64,000 reward has been offered in this case.

"We are doing everything we can to keep him stabilized and to take care of the injury to his brain, " he said, flanked by Davis and Mayor Catherine Pugh. Numerous cruisers responded and a police helicopter buzzed overhead, illuminating streets below with a searchlight.

The area where the officer was shot has a number of vacant rowhouses and has been the scene of numerous shootings. As of Thursday, the number of homicides in the city for 2017 was 308, compared with 318 for all of a year ago, according to a tally by The Baltimore Sun. And I can say to you all again and again: Enough is enough.

"We can not have violent criminals running our streets", Pugh said. All calls and texts will remain anonymous.

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