BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Like a Thursday rumor of a The shooting of the Baltimore police office, so did the response from city and state officials, who expressed outrage and offered condolences to the officer’s family.
The officer was ambushed around 1:30 a.m. while sitting in her marked patrol car on Pennington Avenue in Curtis Bay, said Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. Shot multiple times, the officer was taken to Traumatic Shock in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Mayor Brandon Scott released a statement following the shooting, saying his prayers were with the officer’s family. He challenged anyone with information on the shooter to come forward.
My statement about the shooting of the police, happened early this morning pic.twitter.com/AUSxjgoFyV
– Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) December 16, 2021
“My sincere prayers go to the officer’s family and the officer’s colleagues, who made selfless sacrifices to protect our neighborhoods and build a better Baltimore. Scott said.
City Councilman Mark Conway, who chairs the public safety committee, echoed the mayor’s remarks.
Conway said: “I am deeply offended this morning on behalf of this officer, their loved ones and their colleagues. “Ambushing an officer from behind while they are in their car is the definition of an act of cowardice, and whoever is behind this must be brought to justice. I am keeping the officers and their families in my thoughts and encouraging the people of Baltimore to do the same.”
In a statement, Governor Larry Hogan condemned the “despicable” shooting and pledged the full support of the Maryland State Police in their efforts to find those responsible.
This morning, a Baltimore Police officer was shot in a despicable ambush-style attack in South Baltimore.
We have made available the full range of Maryland State Police resources to assist with investigations.
I ask all Marylanders to keep the officer in your prayers.
– Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) December 16, 2021
“I ask all Marylanders to keep the officers in your prayers,” the governor said in part.
City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer said he is “praying for the officer’s full recovery.”
Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning, Councilmember Nick Mosby voiced anger over the shooting and asked the community to pray for the officer.
“All of us standing here are extremely angry,” Mosby said. “Anger for the police officer who took part in this cowardly act, anger for the men and women who stand by her daily risking their lives to keep our city safe and good for the world. her family. … I ask the citizens of Baltimore, if you have no information, just pray. Pray for this officer, pray for this officer’s family.”
Former Prince George County executive and hopeful superintendent Rushern Baker said his thoughts are with the officer’s family and colleagues:
“Sincere prayers to the Baltimore police officer who was ambushed and shot on duty this morning. I am keeping her family and officers in my thoughts. We must fully support women and men in their daily duties, not just during a tragic event like this. We must address a major officer shortage across MD that leaves many of our officers so stretched that they frequently work night shifts and overtime, and lack the capacity to participate effectively. community or spend a lot of time solving cases. “
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/16/despicable-hogan-officials-react-to-baltimore-police-officers-shooting/ Hogan & Officials Responding to Baltimore Police Officer Shooting – CBS Baltimore