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Maryland Gov. responds after death of Baltimore detective

BALTIMORE, Md. - Governor Hogan responds after a detective died from injuries he sustained in a shooting, on Wednesday, in Baltimore.

WMAR, the Baltimore ABC affiliate, reports that Homicide Detective Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran with the Baltimore Police Department, has died from his injuries just after Noon, at Shock trauma, in Baltimore. According to WMAR, on Wednesday, Suiter was shot in the head around 4:30 PM, while working on an investigation near Fremont Avenue and West Franklin Street. 

A man reportedly shot Suiter after the Detective confronted him after noticing his suspicious behavior. Authorities are apparently searching for the suspect responsible for the shooting. According to WMAR, law enforcement believes the suspect is wounded and ATF, the FBI, and Metro Crime Stoppers are offering a $69,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of whoever pulled the trigger.

On social media, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer responsible for the death of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter. The reward is effective immediately.

In a statement released on Thursday, Governor Hogan ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Detective Suiter.

Governor Hogan says," The First Lady and I are heartbroken by the death of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter, a veteran of 18 years, who leaves a young family behind. He did not deserve to die this way. We join all Marylanders in praying for Det. Suiter's wife, children, and loved ones during this time of tragedy.

It is difficult to express the sadness – and anger – that comes with losing this dedicated public servant to such a cruel and senseless act of violence. The State of Maryland will continue to support local law enforcement as they hunt down the individual that committed this heinous crime, and ensure that the full force of justice is brought to bear.

May God continue to bless the brave men and women who serve and protect us every single day, including all of Det. Suiter's fellow officers on the Baltimore City police force. They are truly some of the best and most heroic people that we have the honor to call Maryland citizens."

Below is statement from the Fraternal Order of Police Baltimore City Lodge No. 3:


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