Two Baltimore police officers working on the Warrant Apprehension Task Force (WATF) alongside U.S. Marshals were shot on Tuesday morning while responding to a shooting in the parking lot at Security Square Mall.
The Baltimore County Police Department confirmed that two officers were injured, and a suspect was also injured and transported to the hospital, but later died.
The two officers were reportedly assisting U.S. Marshals who were serving a warrant to the suspect. The WATF regularly works alongside the Marshals and other state and local agencies.
BCPD also confirmed the officers “have non-life threatening injuries.”
News helicopter video show multiple vehicles stopped near one another in the parking lot, including a pickup truck with bullet holes in the driver side window and windshield.
BCPD tweeted at 10:03 a.m. to confirm that the suspect involved in the shooting had died.
Baltimore Police tweeted at 9:20 a.m, “Commissioner Harrison and PIO are responded to shock trauma after a shooting involving two WATF Officers. Media Staging area West Lombard and Penn Street.” Shock Trauma refers to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center hospital in Baltimore.
Baltimore’s Fraternal order of Police also confirmed the shooting and said that it was sending two members to the Shock Trauma hospital.