After Baltimore Cop Is Killed, a Manhunt Is On

1 arrested, 3 sought in death of officer in Perry Hall
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
After Baltimore Cop Is Killed, a Manhunt Is On
Maryland State Police divert traffic at Belair Road and Chapel Road after a Baltimore County officer was killed in Perry Hall, Md.   (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy as an adult and are scouring a Baltimore suburb for three other suspects involved in the "shocking" death of a police officer on Monday. Dawnta Anthony Harris is awaiting a bail hearing. Amy Caprio, a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Perry Hall when she stumbled on what police think was a burglary. Witnesses describe seeing police encounter a black Jeep down a dead end street, per CBS Baltimore. "I heard, 'Get out of the car!' ... and then a pop," a man tells the AP. A neighbor says his son also heard a pop after seeing the officer confront the Jeep's occupants with her gun drawn. He says the Jeep then hit her, throwing her about 20 feet, per the Baltimore Sun. Caprio was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before 3pm; the Sun has more on her here.

An autopsy and body camera footage will provide more details, say police, who launched a manhunt after recovering a Jeep they believe was involved in the crime, reports the Sun. On Tuesday, officers said that the land and air search continues for three suspects considered armed and dangerous. A local councilman describes the search zone as "a densely populated area with a lot of stream valleys and places where people can hide," per the Sun. Nearly 2,000 students remained at area schools into the evening Monday before an order to shelter in place was lifted. Cpl. Shawn Vinson said Monday the investigation would continue "throughout the night" and "all day tomorrow." (More Baltimore stories.)

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