Police tell residents to shelter in place as officers continue pursuit of gunman in Cockeysville

Police tell residents to shelter in place as officers continue pursuit of gunman in Cockeysville


A police officer in Maryland was critically wounded in a shooting Thursday night during a manhunt for a suspect who wounded another officer after shooting at police the previous afternoon, officials said.

A second officer was shot multiple times and was on life support, CBS Baltimore reported informed.

The wanted suspect, 24-year-old David Linthicum, is believed to be hiding in a wooded area in the Fallston area, officials told CBS Baltimore. Fallston is about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore.

The FBI joined the search, CBS Baltimore also found out.

Police did not say whether the second shooting was related to the first, which occurred when police were responding to a call of a man in crisis.

Baltimore County officers were called to a home on Powers Avenue in Cockeysville Wednesday afternoon and were escorted by a family member to the man in crisis, police said in a statement. While officers were interacting with Linthicum, he fired several shots, injuring one officer, police spokeswoman Joy Stewart said. Officers did not fire their weapons during that interaction, she said.

Police in Cockeysville, Maryland. February 9, 2023

CBS Baltimore

The injured officer was taken to a hospital, and officials announced late Wednesday that the officer had been released and was in good spirits.

There was a heavy police presence with helicopters circling Wednesday as officials closed roads in the neighborhood of single-family homes with large lawns that back into the woods, news outlets reported. Officials urged residents to shelter in place as the search for the man continued throughout the night.

Early Thursday, officials announced that several schools in the area would be closed for the day.

The search continued into Thursday evening, when police told residents near a home in Cockeysville to shelter in place because a linticum had been spotted in the area. Then, around 9:30 p.m., officials said an officer was seriously wounded in another shooting as law enforcement continued to search for the suspect.


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