Update: Initial reports from Baltimore police were that a U.S. Marshal was shot in Baltimore. However, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has confirmed that the officers involved were from local police departments working with a U.S. Marshal’s task force.
Baltimore, MD – Two police officers were shot in northeast Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon while making an arrest as part of a federal task force.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said the wounded officers were from the Baltimore County Police Department and the City of Baltimore Police Department, the Capital Gazette reported.
The incident occurred at about noon on Feb. 12 when the officers were attempting to take a suspect into custody in the 5900-block of Radecke Avenue near Sinclair Lane, the Baltimore Patch reported.
Both officers were being transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma, WBAL reported.
WBAL said there were reports that the suspect was down.
No information was given about the condition of either officer.
Witnesses told the Capital Gazette that he saw a shootout between the officers and a suspect in an apartment building.
There was a body under a sheet at the scene.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were on the scene assisting Baltimore police, according to WBAL.
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