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Suspect dead, Maryland officer hurt in exchange of gunfire

June 5, 2022 GMT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer was injured and a suspect was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire Saturday night, authorities said.

Baltimore County police officers responded to an apartment in Towson for an “unknown trouble call” around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, the department said in a news release Sunday.

Officers heard gunfire upon arriving and encountered an armed person leaving the building. That person fired at the officers, striking one of them, and the officers returned fire, fatally striking the suspect, according to the news release.

The suspect died at the scene, while the officer was transported to an area hospital, the department said. Officers also discovered a person with a “life-threatening injury” inside the apartment, according to the news release. Police did not specify whether that person, who was also taken to a hospital, had been shot.

No one involved in the incident was immediately identified.

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Officials told The Baltimore Sun there was body camera footage of the shooting that will be released after interviews are conducted.

The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General is investigating, police said.