BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. - Four teenagers were in custody Tuesday after a Maryland police officer was killed during a traffic stop in Baltimore County one day earlier, authorities said.
Here is the latest on this developing story:
Update 11:12 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Baltimore County police confirmed Tuesday that the officer killed Monday was Officer Amy Caprio. She had worked for the department for nearly four years.
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#BCoPD are confirming the slain officer is Police Officer First Class Caprio. She was a 3 year, 10 month veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. This continues to be an active investigation and more details will be released throughout the day. ^NL pic.twitter.com/i91cie92Sx— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 22, 2018
Authorities arrested four teenagers in connection to Caprio’s death. Police identified one suspect as Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16. He faces one count of first-degree murder.
Suspect arrested yesterday has been identified as Dawnta Anthony Harris (16) of the 1600 block of Vincent Court, 21217. ^NL pic.twitter.com/Ny7UtPlmXa— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 22, 2018
Update 10:36 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Police confirmed that all four people wanted in connection to the death Monday of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio were in custody by Tuesday morning.
All four suspects, including a 16-year-old arrested earlier, were male teenagers, police said. They were suspected of killing Caprio when she confronted them during a burglary.
#BCoPD confirming that three outstanding suspects are in custody. All three, teenage males. Detective have verified that the group were involved in burglaries in the area. Officers will be in the area today to canvass for property stolen during these burglaries. ^NL— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 22, 2018
Authorities continue to investigate Tuesday.
Update 10:06 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Court documents obtained by the Baltimore Sun identified the officer killed Monday as Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. Officials previously identified her only as a four-year veteran officer assigned to the Parkville precinct.
WJZ-TV identified the 16-year-old suspect arrested in connection to Caprio's death as Dawanta Anthony Harris. He a first-degree murder charge as an adult, the news station reported.
In a statement of probable cause filed in court and obtained by WBAL, police said Harris admitted that he drove a Jeep at Caprio as she tried to stop him and others during a burglary.
Docs charging 16 yr old Dawnta Harris from West Baltimore with 1st deg murder of Baltimore Co Police Off Amy Capri say teen admits he "drove at the officer" when she told him to get out of car while associates burglarized house pic.twitter.com/7hUFTjVxnN— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) May 22, 2018
WJZ-TV reported that three other people wanted in connection to the case had been arrested by Tuesday morning. Police did not immediately confirm the report.
Update 7:57 a.m. EDT Tuesday: A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Baltimore County police officer, authorities said early Tuesday.
The suspect was not immediately identified.
Police confirm 16yr old male was arrested yesterday shortly after death of #BCoPD officer. Suspect awaiting bail hearing. Name and charges will be released after hearing. More details to follow throughout the day. Three suspects continue to be sought.^SV— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 22, 2018
According to WBAL, police were seeking three more suspects.
New: Baltimore County police confirm a 16 yr old is in custody in case of female police office killed Tuesday in Perry Hall. 3 others sought.— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) May 22, 2018
ORIGINAL STORY: A Maryland police officer was killed Monday during a traffic stop in a neighborhood in Baltimore County, Maryland, according to news reports.
The four-year female veteran of the force was responding to reports of a “suspicious vehicle” Monday afternoon when she was fatally injured,” WJZ-TV reported.
It’s unclear whether she was shot or run over or both, but police are searching for those responsible, who they consider “armed and dangerous.”
Authorities said they won’t know for sure how the officer died until an autopsy is performed, but she was wearing a body camera and police are reviewing the tape, according to WJZ-TV.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan did say in a tweet the officer was shot.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County police officer after she was shot in the the line of duty,” Hogan said on Twitter.
“Our prayers got out to this brave officer’s family, Baltimore County police and fire and the Baltimore County community,” he said.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks wrote in a Twitter post that the officer was shot in Perry Hall, near Belair and Lausmier roads.
A police officer was shot while investigating suspicious activity in Perry Hall near Belair and Klausmier Roads. Heavy police activity in that area. I have no more details and will pass along information as reported to me by the Baltimore County Police Department.— David Marks (@david_s_marks) May 21, 2018
Police warned residents to shelter in place as they continued to investigate Monday's shooting.
Residents in the area of Belair Road and Klausmeier Road should shelter in place due to ongoing #BCoPD incident. Motorists should avoid Belair Road from Forge Road to Ebenezer Road. #BCoPD is searching for an armed suspect. More info when available. ^NL— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 21, 2018
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