ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore released the following statement on the officer-involved shootings in Baltimore and Harford counties:
“Today I visited with the family and colleagues of the Baltimore County detective who is currently on life support after being shot while in pursuit of the individual who ran from police and this morning was apprehended in Harford County.
We are praying for the strength and swift recovery of both officers who were shot. We also extend our support and love to their colleagues, families, and loved ones.
I want to thank our law enforcement partners in Baltimore and Harford counties, Maryland State Police, and our federal partners in the FBI and ATF for their collaboration in the tireless pursuit and apprehension of this individual.
Thank you to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Acting Chief Dennis Delp for their communication and leadership throughout this incident.
I also want to thank the citizens who cooperated to inform law enforcement about the individual's whereabouts over the past few days; your diligence likely helped save lives.
We are grateful to have restored peace in the communities affected and vow to bring this individual to justice.
We ask Marylanders to keep the detective in their hearts, thoughts, and prayers as he recovers from his injuries. He and his fellow officers are true heroes, who unselfishly put their lives on the line to protect Marylanders. Our state is forever grateful for their everyday sacrifice.”