Amy Caprio, a 29-year-old four-year veteran of the Baltimore County police force, is dead after she stumbled upon what appeared to be a burglary in progress on Monday in Perry Hall, Maryland.
Vinson said the officer went to investigate a call about a suspicious vehicle when she encountered at least one suspect and was "critically injured".
Heavily armed police swarmed into a suburban Baltimore community where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for at least one armed suspect after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep.
It is unknown at this time if the officer fired her weapon during the confrontation, Vinson said.
Meanwhile, authorities continued searching for suspects believed to be armed and risky after a female officer was fatally wounded while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in a greater Baltimore suburb. The callers said the subjects had broken into one home, the documents state.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted following early reports of the incident to offer prayers to the "brave officer's family".
A witness said he saw Caprio outside her patrol vehicle shouting orders to the driver of a Jeep Wrangler, according to court documents.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today". Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. Police say they will review the footage. Aviation and canine units were involved in the ongoing manhunt, which would continue through the night.
The witnesses described seeing the badly injured officer on the ground as several residents tried to keep her alive, but she was subsequently declared dead at a hospital. He told officers he saw Caprio drive up the block, when she got out of her vehicle and demanded that he get out of the Jeep.
Logan Kurek, who is a volunteer firefighter, said he heard his younger brother "frantically screaming" and ran outside to perform CPR.
According to WJZ, the suspect also told the detective that he "drove at the officer".
One of the teeangers named in court documents obtained by FOX45 as Dawnta Harris from Baltimore, who admitted that he "drove at the officer" when she told him to get out of the vehicle while three others burglarized a house.
"This is a shock".
"She was just doing her job", Vincent said.
The police department tweeted: 'Residents in the area of Belair Road and Klausmeier Road should shelter in place due to ongoing #BCoPD incident. Belair Road between Ebenezer Road and Chapel Road has been shut down. The driver was reportedly waiting for three others who were burglarizing a house in a residential area when Caprio arrived. Parents were told to contact school administrators for further instructions.