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Four teen suspects arrested in death of MD cop

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May 22, 2018

UPDATE, 10:46 a.m. EST – Three more teens have been arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore police officer.

The four suspects are also believed to be linked to burglaries in the area, officials said Tuesday.

Police said the four suspects are all teenaged males.

No identities have been released.

A 16-year-old male was arrested earlier Tuesday morning in connection with the death of a Maryland police officer on Monday, after the officer was shot and possibly run over, and later died, officials said Tuesday.

An intense manhunt was underway Tuesday morning for the three additional suspects, authorities said.

The officer, who has been referred to as a female but has not yet been identified, was a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

The police officer died Monday while responding to a possible burglary.

Officials initially said there were four possible suspects at large who were believed to be “armed and dangerous.”

It was initially reported the officer was fatally shot. It was later learned that the officer might have been run over by a vehicle based on eyewitness accounts of the incident. It’s unclear whether or not the officer died because of the gunshot, being run over or a combination of both. The police officer has not been identified.

Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said the officer, who has been referred to as a female, was responding to a possible burglary call around 2 p.m. when the incident took place. She was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and died around 2:50 p.m., Vinson said.

“We cannot confirm her injuries right now. We probably won’t know for sure until an autopsy is performed,” Vinson said, KCRA reported.

The Maryland police officer was fatally shot Monday while responding to a call and investigating suspicious activity, officials said Monday afternoon.

The Baltimore County Police Department “received a call for a suspicious vehicle in the unit-block of Linwen Way, 21136. An officer has been injured and taken to a local hospital. Continue to searching for at least one armed suspect,” Baltimore County Public Safety tweeted Monday.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted out his condolences Monday.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today. Our prayers go out to this brave officer’s family, [Baltimore County Police and Fire] and the Baltimore County community,” he wrote.