Maryland police officer killed; 4 teens arrested, authorities say

Four teenagers were in custody Tuesday after a Maryland police officer was killed during a traffic stop in Baltimore County one day earlier, authorities said.

Here is the latest on this developing story:

Update 11:12 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Baltimore County police confirmed Tuesday that the officer killed Monday was Officer Amy Caprio. She had worked for the department for nearly four years.

Authorities arrested four teenagers in connection to Caprio’s death. Police identified one suspect as Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16. He faces one count of first-degree murder.

Update 10:36 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Police confirmed that all four people wanted in connection to the death Monday of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio were in custody by Tuesday morning.

All four suspects, including a 16-year-old arrested earlier, were male teenagers, police said. They were suspected of killing Caprio when she confronted them during a burglary.

Authorities continue to investigate Tuesday. 

Update 10:06 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Court documents obtained by the Baltimore Sun identified the officer killed Monday as Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. Officials previously identified her only as a four-year veteran officer assigned to the Parkville precinct.

WJZ-TV identified the 16-year-old suspect arrested in connection to Caprio's death as Dawanta Anthony Harris. He a first-degree murder charge as an adult, the news station reported.

In a statement of probable cause filed in court and obtained by WBAL, police said Harris admitted that he drove a Jeep at Caprio as she tried to stop him and others during a burglary.


WJZ-TV reported that three other people wanted in connection to the case had been arrested by Tuesday morning. Police did not immediately confirm the report.

Update 7:57 a.m. EDT Tuesday: A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Baltimore County police officer, authorities said early Tuesday.

The suspect was not immediately identified.


According to WBAL, police were seeking three more suspects.


ORIGINAL STORY: A Maryland police officer was killed Monday during a traffic stop in a neighborhood in Baltimore County, Maryland, according to news reports.

The four-year female veteran of the force was responding to reports of a "suspicious vehicle" Monday afternoon when she was fatally injured," WJZ-TV reported.

It’s unclear whether she was shot or run over or both, but police are searching for those responsible, who they consider “armed and dangerous.”

Authorities said they won't know for sure how the officer died until an autopsy is performed, but she was wearing a body camera and police are reviewing the tape, according to WJZ-TV.


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan did say in a tweet the officer was shot.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County police officer after she was shot in the the line of duty,” Hogan said on Twitter.

“Our prayers got out to this brave officer’s family, Baltimore County police and fire and the Baltimore County community,” he said.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks wrote in a Twitter post that the officer was shot in Perry Hall, near Belair and Lausmier roads.


Police had warned residents to shelter in place as a manhunt got underway Monday afternoon.


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