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MD cop killed while responding to call has been identified

Officer First Class Amy Caprio was killed Monday. (Baltimore County Public Safety)
May 22, 2018

The Maryland police officer who was killed Monday while responding to a call has been identified.

Officer First Class Amy Caprio was a 3 year, 10 month veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, the department said Tuesday.

Four teenaged suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident Monday, after an intense manhunt into Tuesday morning.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation.

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Caprio died Monday while responding to a possible burglary. The four suspects are believed to be linked to burglaries in the area, officials said Tuesday.

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

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

Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said Caprio 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.

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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.