Suspects in killing of Baltimore County police officer arrested, eyed in burglaries in area

An intense manhunt including aircraft and trained dogs ended Tuesday after a female officer has been killed in a Baltimore suburb plus four teenage suspects who were associated with burglaries in the area were arrested regarding the the slaying, officials said.

The particular nearly four-year veteran of the power, identified by authorities as Amy Caprio, was responding to a dubious vehicle call Monday in the community associated with Perry Hall when Baltimore Region Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson stated she encountered suspects and had been “ critically injured. ”

“The healthcare examiner has ruled it the homicide and death was simply by multiple trauma to the head plus torso, ” Baltimore County Law enforcement Chief Terrence Sheridan said throughout a news conference. He also verified that the slain officer did not possess a gunshot wound.

As the incident was unfolding, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan previously messaged   that the dead official had been “shot in the line of responsibility. ”

Baltimore County Police and Fireplace introduced on Twitter that  all four of the suspects were adolescent males.  

“Detective(s) have verified how the group were involved in burglaries in the region, ” the agency said. “Officers will be in the area today to canvass for property stolen during these robberies. ”

Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio was a 3 year, 10 30 days veteran of the department.   (Baltimore County Police Department)

One of the teenagers involved in the eliminating was identified by authorities because Dawnta Anthony Harris from Baltimore, who admitted  in  court documents obtained by FOX45 that he “drove on the officer” when she told your pet to get out of the vehicle while 3 others burglarized a house.

Dawnta Anthony Harris has been charged with first-degree homicide.   (Baltimore Region Police and Fire)

Harris has been charged as an adult along with first-degree murder and is being kept at the Baltimore County Department associated with Corrections, according to police . The 16-year-old appeared before a judge upon Tuesday,   where prosecutors stated he on house arrest with the ankle bracelet when officer had been killed. The 16-year-old has been associated with 4 other cases involving fraud of a motor vehicle.

“I’m the last 6 months, simply no offense, but your client is a one particular man crime wave, ” Determine Sally Chester said. The other teens have not been identified.

Baltimore County Law enforcement Chief Terrence Sheridan said in a news conference the fallen official was wearing body camera, as well as the footage will be reviewed later included in the investigation.

The manhunt intensifies for the potential foods who killed a female Baltimore officer Monday afternoon.   (WJAZ)

He added that will that Americans are “seeing some thing in this country we’ve never observed before. ”

“Officers who have died as a result of gunshots is up, ” Sheridan said . “This is a bad time in america for law enforcement. ”

“This is a poor time in the United States for law enforcement”

– Baltimore County Police Key Terrence Sheridan

A person who said his son observed the deadly incident told FOX45 the officer tried to pull over the particular Jeep.

After the officer raised her weapon at the people in the vehicle, the particular Jeep accelerated and “ran correct over her, and raced from the neighborhood, ” Tony Kurek informed FOX45 .

Logan Kurek, who is a you are not selected firefighter, told the Associated Push he heard his younger sibling “frantically screaming, ” and happened to run to perform CPR on the officer who had been bleeding from her injuries.


Kurek’s neighbor, Dahle Amendt, said he previously just settled into his couch for a rest when he noticed a woman’s voice outside their house.

“I heard, ‘Get out of the vehicle! ‘ ‘Get out of the car! ‘ Get out of the car! ‘ at least 3 times, and then a pop, ” Amendt said.

The officer was rushed to some nearby hospital where she has been pronounced dead.

Authorities recovered an ruin Jeep that was used in the eliminating, police confirmed to Fox News. The particular slaying marked the first time a female officer was killed in the line of responsibility in the 148-year history of the Baltimore County Police Department.

An emergency vehicle goes by a roadblock near a picture where a Baltimore County police officer passed away, while investigating a suspicious automobile, Monday, May 21, 2018, within Perry Hall, Md.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

“What exactly happened, we are unsure yet until an autopsy is conducted, ” Vinson said at a information conference Monday. It was not instantly clear whether the officer fired the girl weapon in the incident.

Maryland Gov. Lewis Hogan  said in a statement that will Caprio  “bravely made the ultimate compromise for the safety and security of our citizens. ” 


Investigators had urged inhabitants in a sizable swath of Perry Hall to stay hunkered down in their homes and lock all windows and doors as officers search the community surrounded with woodlands.

Three elementary schools had been kept on alert status for hours, along with students and teachers told in which to stay their school buildings as law enforcement continued a search for the suspects. Yet by Monday evening, parents had been allowed to come to the schools to get their youngsters.

Tactical police stage inside a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road according to the death of a Baltimore Region police officer in Perry Hall, Maryland., May 21, 2018.   (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sunlight via AP)

Since the begin of 2018, at least 36 police force officers across the U. S. have got died while on duty — along with 24 of the deaths caused by gunfire.

Approximately 135 cops died in 2016, making it the deadliest year designed for police officers in at least five yrs, Fox News has  found . While there were less deaths in 2017, the amounts weren’ t much better: A total of  129 officials died   last year. Plus 46 of those were caused by gunfire.

Fox News’   Griff Jenkins, Madeline Farber, Nicole Darrah, At the Zwirz and The Associated Press led to this report.  

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews. com. Follow him on Tweets @travfed