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Manhunt On For Baltimore Cop Killer After Homicide Detective Dies In Hospital

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Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter

Baltimore police are still on the hunt for a cop killer who shot a homicide detective in the head, causing him to die of his wounds while under medical care Thursday.

Detective Sean Suiter, 43, was shot Wednesday evening when he exited his vehicle to speak with a suspect, the Baltimore Post-Examiner reported. The FBI is offering a $69,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the unnamed suspect, who police described as a black man in a black jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, according to Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Suiter is the second officer to be killed this month — Sgt. Tony Mason, 40, was killed while off duty on Nov. 4.

“We remain dedicated and committed to finding the person who ended such a beautiful life, such a wonderful detective, husband, father and friend,” the police commissioner said. “We will find the person responsible for this ridiculous, absurd, unnecessary loss of life.”

While the motive of the crime is still unknown, Suiter’s partner was able to provide police with a description of the events surrounding the shooting. (RELATED: Baltimore Politician Accuses Police Of ‘Raping The City’)

“Det. Suiter got out of his car. He was dressed from head to toe, like every other homicide detective in Baltimore is dressed: full suit, tie, badge displayed on his waistband. He went to engage our suspect in a conversation and a confrontation occurred,” Davis said.

Suiter was a husband and a father of five and had been with the BPD for more than 18 years.

Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan assured reporters that the suspect “will be found, charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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