A shootout between Baltimore County Police and an armed thief ended Wednesday with an officer and bystander injured, and the suspect deceased, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Around 3:00 p.m., a man robbed two people in a shopping center in Dundalk, Maryland and fled onto the No. 10 MTA bus. Police stopped the bus about a block away. A Facebook video capturing the incident show the man opening fire, hanging out of the front and rear doors of the bus. A man’s voice on the video says that everyone had been ordered off the bus.
The video shows the bus surrounded by police cars as officers return fire. The suspect eventually makes a run for it across the street and the video follows. The shooter crouches down behind a van where two other civilians are hiding. One of the civilian runs away, but the other, perhaps in an attempt to avoid getting hit in the crossfire as police aim at the shooter, stays crouched down.
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The shooter was eventually gunned down by police on someone’s lawn.
An officer injured in the shootout was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday where she was in serious condition. The bystander was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz visited the injured officer in the hospital, and said it is important to appreciate police officers who risk their lives for the safety of others.
“Like all of us in Baltimore County, my thoughts are with those who were injured in today’s tragic active shooter incident in Dundalk. After visiting our wounded police officer today, I am particularly grateful for the risk and sacrifice that all of our police officers undertake every day to protect us.”
County Councilman Todd Crandell, who represents Dundalk, said that emotions run high after events like this one, but the important thing is to keep those who are injured in mind.
“It’s shocking, and I have a sense of real anger that someone wants to commit something as heinous as that in our community, as senseless as it was. It makes you angry, but none of those emotions matter right now. The only thing we need to be concerned about is the people who are injured.”
[Feature photo: Facebook]