Baltimore Police warn of fake GoFundMe pages for fallen homicide detective

Tammy Harvey
November 19, 2017

Investigators recovered the gun of a slain Baltimore homicide detective from the gritty lot where he was shot, and have determined that it was sacked a couple of times, a top police official said Friday. "With this community, we're going to identify him, we're going to arrest him, and we're going to ensure justice is done". He was dressed from head to toe, like every other homicide detective in Baltimore is dressed: full suit, tie, badge displayed on his waistband. Little is known about the officer, but Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he has a wife and two children. "There's evidence that's available to us right now that suggests that the suspect may have been wounded and we're very interested in knowing if anyone, family, friends, we're obviously searching emergency rooms and doctor's offices, anyone who has an unexplained injury, we want those folks to pick up the phone as well and describe that to us". A $69,000 reward was offered for any information leading to the suspect's arrest.

"The shooter knows what he did, and he knows who he did it to - a Baltimore police detective", Davis said at a news conference.

The unidentified police officer, an 18-year veteran of the force, was shot around 4:30 a man who approached him while engaging in "suspicious behavior", according to Fox 45 Baltimore. The neighborhood has a number of vacant row houses.

The violence comes as Baltimore has been rocked by homicides - more than 300 so far this year.

"We are praying for peace in our streets". Crime has to come to an end in this city.

"Violence in this city is out of control and I think [City Council President] Jack Young said it best last night, I'm sick and exhausted of being sick and exhausted".

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2221, Metro Crimes Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip to the BPD Mobile App.

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