Update: The officer has succumbed to his injuries and passed away. He has been identified as Baltimore Homicide Detective Sean Suite. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow and two young children.--
A Baltimore Police Officer is still in grave condition after he was shot in the head on Wednesday evening. Police are launching a full, door-to-door search for this "cold, callous killer."The officer, who is not being named, is described as an 18-year veteran on the police force. At around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, he approached a suspect who was exhibiting "suspicious behavior." That man ended up pulling out a gun and shooting him in the head. While the officer's name is being withheld, the Department has said that he has a wife and two small children. As of Thursday morning, the injured officer was still in grave condition in the intensive care unit on life support. What is even more saddening is that the officer was actually a close friend of many of the doctors and nurses in the Shock Trauma Center who are treating him. "We are doing everything we can to keep him stabilized and to take care of the injury to his brain," explained Dr. Thomas Scalea, the Chief of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center.
The Baltimore Police Department has vowed to bring the shooter to justice and issued a shelter in place order for the residents in the surrounding West Baltimore neighborhoods so that officers could conduct a door-to-door manhunt. “With this community, we’re going to identify him, we’re going to arrest him, and we’re going to ensure justice is done," promised Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Baltimore Police, in conjunction with Federal agencies, have since announced a $60,000 reward for anyone who helps bring the officer's attacker to justice. If you have any information that could lead to the shooter's arrest, you can text your tips to 443-902-4824. https://twitter.com/BaltimorePolice/status/930980381398061056 Year to date, Baltimore has experienced more than 300 firearm homicides, with countless more shooting injuries. In recent weeks, city officials and community activists have called for "ceasefires" in the hopes of preventing further bloodshed. We will update this article as more information becomes available.