Two cops shot in Maryland airlifted to trauma centre, but expected to survive; suspect in custody

Two cops shot in Prince George’s County, Md., were with a group of nine execution of a search warrant, authorities say.


Two police officers were shot late Wednesday night while serving a search warrant in an apartment complex in Maryland.

Both officers were airlifted to a nearby trauma center, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Baltimore Sun reported.

A unit of nine officers in Prince George’s County implementation of a search warrant at a complex around 30 km southeast of Annapolis, a spokeswoman for the county police said during a press conference.

When no one answered the door, officers made a forced entry and were immediately shot at by a suspect armed with a shotgun, the spokeswoman said.

An officer returned fire, but the suspect was not hit.

Both officers were flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma. Prelim: We understand that they are in a stable condition with what seem to be non-life-threatening injuries. More information to follow.

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One agent was hit in an arm and another was hit near one of his shoulder. A tactical medic in the unit applied to “life-saving medical assistance” to the officials, the spokeswoman said.

The suspect was in custody after surrendering to the authorities, police said. Another person in the apartment was not involved and is considered a witness.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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