A veteran detective in the Baltimore Police Department has died after he was shot in the city’s West District on Wednesday afternoon.
ABC News reports that Sean Suiter died Thursday of his injuries after he was shot in the head by a suspect who is still on the loose.
The slain officer was 43 years old, married, and a father of five.
.@BaltimorePolice Homicide Detective Sean Suiter, pictured here investigating an August murder, was pronounced dead just after noon today at Shock Trauma. He is a formal Naval Officer and an 18 year veteran of the BPD. pic.twitter.com/b6WXR1SwuZ
— Brian Kuebler (@BrianfromABC2) November 16, 2017
Suiter was an 18-year veteran of the force, and was at a follow-up visit to a scene connected to a homicide investigation when he saw a man behaving suspiciously. When he approached the man, the suspect shot him in the head.
Detective Suitor’s partner was at the scene and rushed to help his partner, reportedly putting him in a squad car to make their way to the hospital before they met with an ambulance along the way.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities are offering a $64,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the police killing. According to the latest report, that reward is now at $69,000.
— FBI Baltimore (@FBIBaltimore) November 16, 2017
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told the news station that the suspect may be injured. Police are reportedly relying heavily on witness tips as they do not have a complete description of the suspect.
[Feature image: Baltimore Sun screenshot: State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, Mayor Catherine Pugh]