U.S. : Tracking 24-year-old suspect who killed two police officers in Maryland

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.

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