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A police officer in Maryland, usa and died on Monday morning after he was discovered shot dead in a parking lot just outside of the capital city of the country, the officials said.
The Montgomery County Police Department said the incident happened just before 9 p.m. in downtown Silver Spring, just north of Washington, D. C., after an officer was investigating the report of a “disorderly subject.”
Other officers arrived to provide back-up, was the officer injured in the garage on the first floor. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died, said Mark Jones, the deputy-Montgomery County, chief of Police, at a press conference.
Jones identified the officer as Thomas, J., Bomba, in a 38-13-year veteran of the department, who was assigned to the 3rd District.
“Officer, Bomba was a very dedicated officer, who was working in the city centre of Silver Spring, maryland,” Jones said. “We are usually in the know about the many different types of crimes that are taking place in the city, and the district of Bomba’s always been an active participant on the tank, and do not address many of the concerns that have been taking place in the heart of Silver Spring, maryland.”
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A police officer was found shot in a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring, Md., on a Monday morning.
The incident led to a massive police response, in Silver Spring, maryland, with aerial photos show dozens of police vehicles were in the parking garage where the shootout unfolded.
The incident caused a massive emergency response in the city of Silver Spring, maryland, the closure of a number of ways.
The tactical teams of officers were seen in the smears from the different levels of the parking garage. No suspects have been arrested, and no descriptions of possible suspects was available, Jones said.
At an earlier media briefing, Montgomery County Police Captain Thomas Jordan, said: “in order to be described as an all-hands-on-deck, it would be an understatement.”
Jones said the case was being investigated as a homicide, but he also said that there was no indication of an “on-going” threat to the safety of the public.
He said Bomba was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting, but wasn’t sure if it had been activated. The officer’s weapon has been turned up on the scene, but it was not clear whether he returned fire, Jones told reporters.
The researchers are working with businesses in the area with surveillance cameras in order to see whether or not a pre-recorded film, in, Jones said.
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A number of roads in the area were closed to traffic, and the students from the different schools had sheltered earlier on Monday, Fox 5 reported.
Bomba left a wife and two children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.