Police in Maryland are closing in on a 24-year-old man suspected of shooting a Baltimore County officer and seriously injuring a second officer during a multi-day search for the killer, police said.
David Emory Linthicum, who shot and killed a police officer in Baltimore County, has been on the run since Wednesday, with the incident sparking an extensive search and the evacuation of locals, county officials and police said.
Baltimore County Police received a call about a person in critical condition in Cockeysville, about 20 miles north of Baltimore, and began searching around 2:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, the Baltimore County government said. said in a statement.
A relative of the suspect accompanied Linthicum when he arrived and opened fire shortly afterwards, county officials said.
A Baltimore County police officer was injured and taken to a local hospital. Baltimore County Police Chief Dennis Delp said at a press conference Thursday that the officer has since been released.
A hunt for the suspect was launched, and during the search, what Delpp called a “very quick encounter”, “a person believed to have been involved in the shooting of the police officers” left the detective critically injured with multiple gunshot wounds. rice field.
It said the incident was still under investigation and did not provide further details. The circumstances leading up to the encounter are still unknown.
The FBI and others are involved in the search for the suspect.
Early Friday morning, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office announced that authorities were able to track the suspect to the Fallston area. However, the suspect has not yet been arrested.
Residents of the affected area were asked to evacuate on Wednesday while authorities searched for the suspect.
The evacuation advisory continues on Thursday, asking residents to “stay alert and be aware of their surroundings.” It also announced the closure of schools in the area.
Lynchkam was described to county officials as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 82 kilograms, with brown hair, brown eyes and a beard. He was last seen wearing dark shorts and a dark short-sleeved shirt.
Leave a Reply