2 police officers working with US Marshals shot in Baltimore; suspect killed

Baltimore police are on the scene of a shooting in Northeast Baltimore where a suspect shot two members of a police task force in the afternoon on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Ulysses Mu oz/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
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By Jessica Anderson, Pamela Wood and McKenna Oxenden The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

BALTIMORE — Two police officers assigned to a U.S. Marshals task force were shot in Baltimore on Wednesday, officials confirmed.

David Lutz, a spokesman for the Marshals Service, said the two officers, one from Baltimore City and one from Baltimore County, were a part of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, and were among a group of officers attempting to arrest a man wanted in a Pennsylvania attempted murder. Lutz said the suspect was killed. He did not name or provide additional details about the suspect.

The officers are being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma. Lutz said the officers’ injuries are believed to be non life-threatening.

A Baltimore Police spokeswoman initially said two U.S. Marshals were injured.

Lutz said the Marshals Service deputizes officers from local agencies, including the city and county, as part of the local task force.

The U.S. Marshals office is a federal agency with duties that include courthouse security, fugitive apprehension, prisoner transport and witness security.

Officers were called to Radecke and Cedonia avenues in the Frankford neighborhood in northeast Baltimore shortly after noon.

Neighbors at the scene said a suspect was shooting back at officers from inside an apartment building. There appeared to be a body under a sheet at the scene.

Agents from the Baltimore office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting at the scene.

A Baltimore County police spokeswoman said the department is still seeking information.

There was a large police presence around Shock Trauma, and police blocked off West Lombard Street in the area. Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt were among those at the hospital.

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(Baltimore Sun reporters Tim Prudente, Justin Fenton, Kevin Rector and Phillip Jackson contributed to this report.)
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