Search continues for suspect accused of killing Baltimore homicide detective; victim lived in York County
BALTIMORE — Police and other law enforcement agencies continue to search for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a Baltimore Police Homicide Detective who resided in Conewago Township, York County, on Wednesday.
Det. Sean Suiter, 43, was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to interview while performing a follow-up on a homicide investigation in West Baltimore, police say. Suiter exited his car and approached the man, who was allegedly engaged in suspicious behavior. When Suiter attempted to speak to the man, police say, the man drew his gun a fired a single shot, hitting Suiter in the head.
Suiter’s partner rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds.
Baltimore police said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the force, was a married father of five children.
FOX43’s Caitlin Sinnett reports that Suiter lived in Conewago Township, according to his neighbors.
Police are offering a reward of $69,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect, who is still at large. The suspect is described as an African American male. No further description is available, police say.
Commissioner Keith Davis vowed that Baltimore police will find the suspect.
“We remain dedicated and committed to finding the person responsible for this ridiculous, unnecessary loss of life,” he said at a press conference Thursday.
Baltimore Police say a GoFundMe page HAS NOT been set up by the Suiter family following the 43-year-old homicide detective’s death.