Sean Suiter, a 43-year-old homicide detective and father of five, died Thursday, a day after he was shot while investigating a 2016 triple murder in a troubled part of the city, the Baltimore Sun reports.
He was rushed to Shock Trauma, where he died around noon Thursday surrounded by his wife and children.
An autopsy has not been completed for Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the department, the commissioner said. ATF, the FBI, Anne Arundel County, private donators and Metro Crime Stoppers are offering a $90,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of whoever pulled the trigger. "With this community, we're going to identify him, we're going to arrest him, and we're going to ensure justice is done".
"The shooter knows what he did, and he knows who he did it to - a Baltimore police detective", Davis said at a news conference.
"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".
Authorities said the officer was shot by a man who approached him while engaging in'suspicious behavior
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wrote on Twitter, "The First Lady and I are asking all Marylanders to join us in praying for the Baltimore Police officer shot in the line of duty". He also may have been wounded, Davis said.
Police only had a vague description of the suspect, saying he is a black man who wore a black jacket with a white stripe. But Davis said tips are steadily coming in and detectives are following leads.
"We grieve for his loss, and for the pain and suffering that will be endured by his family and friends", Ryan said. He will never be forgotten, and his sacrifice will be remembered forever by the generations of proud Baltimore police officers yet to come. A $69,000 reward is being offered for information. "We will take it from here".
Baltimore Police will be wearing black bands across their badges to honor Detective Suiter.