The Baltimore detective shot in the head Wednesday evening has died, the police department announced Thursday.
"We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Detective Suiter, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and the entire Baltimore Police Department".
In a separate shooting about an hour and a half later on the opposite side of the city, another 32-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 2600 block of East Preston St.in Berea, police said.
Dr. Deborah Stein, Shock Trauma's chief of trauma and medical director of neurotrauma, said Suiter succumbed to his brain injury and was pronounced dead at noon.
Suiter was a husband and a father of five and had been with the BPD for more than 18 years. A $169,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the shooter's arrest.
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The officer, who was not immediately identified by police, was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support, a hospital official said. "We will find the person responsible for this ridiculous, absurd, unnecessary loss of life".
"Violence in this city is out of control and I think [City Council President] Jack Young said it best last night, I'm sick and exhausted of being sick and exhausted". Gov. Larry Hogan committed the state would pay a $100,000 reward. "We are absolutely certain that the community will step up again to bring this heartless, ruthless, soulless killer to justice".
"He may be wounded", Davis says. Suiter had approached the suspect because he was acting suspiciously.
"We're asking the shooter to do the right thing", Davis said.
Baltimore Police will be wearing black bands across their badges to honor Detective Suiter. He will never be forgotten, and his sacrifice will be remembered forever by the generations of proud Baltimore police officers yet to come. According to the latest report, that reward is now at $69,000. "We will take it from here".