Officers were searching the area Monday night for suspects "who we believe are armed and unsafe", Police Chief Terrence Sheridan noted earlier. The officer was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, about seven miles away, but did not survive.
WBAL reports that a county police official said the officer was shot while responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle on Linwen Way.
A Baltimore County, Maryland police officer was fatally shot Monday by a suspect who still remains at large. This officer will be the 11th to die on duty. The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
"We're seeing police officers assaulted", he said, adding that the number of officers dying in the line of duty and by gunshots has risen.
Police are looking for "at the very least one armed suspect" within the space of Belair Highway and Klausmeier Highway, and residents ought to shelter in place, officers stated.
Residents in a leafy community of suburban homes where the officer was injured described seeing her on the ground, badly hurt. "We are seeing police officers assaulted".
Volunteer firefighter Logan Kurek says he ran outside and performed CPR on the officer until paramedics arrived, and says her injuries were consistent with being run over by a auto.
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A witness described a chaotic ordeal to WBAL-TV, saying the officer drew her gun after pulling over the vehicle, after which the auto accelerated, a gunshot rang out and the driver ran over the officer.
"What exactly happened, we're not sure yet".
Since Baltimore County Police have not confirmed that the officer was shot, the tweet was removed.
A little more than an hour after the incident, police posted on social media that they were searching for an armed suspect.
"This tragedy is a solemn reminder of the sacrifice our police and public safety personnel make and are prepared to make to keep us safe each and every day", said Baltimore County Councilman Julian Jones.
Amendt said his wife also ran outside and tried to revive the officer, to no avail. Motorists should avoid Belair Road from Forge Road to Ebenezer Road. Students at three local elementary schools were not being dismissed but were instead being held over on alert status, and their parents were told to await further instructions.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.