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After allegedly shooting two officers and spending two days on the run, David Linthicum is in custody

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-13 09:03:45-05

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — After two days on the loose, the manhunt for David Linthicum has come to an end.

Linthicum had been on the run after allegedly shooting a Baltimore County Police officer and detective.

The search ended just before 5:45 Friday morning in a heavily wooded area near the Fallston Mall Shopping Center.

Linthicum was considered armed and dangerous following a pair of violent incidents that started Wednesday afternoon at a home in Cockeysville.

Officers were initially called to the 10000 block of Powers Avenue for a person feeling suicidal.

As police entered Linthicum's bedroom in the downstairs portion of the home, he was seen holding a high powered rifle.

Charging documents say he fired 15 rounds in the direction of police and his father causing them to retreat. One officer soon realized he was hit with a round.

That officer was released from the hospital later the same day.

At first police reported that Linthicum barricaded himself inside the home, setting up a SWAT Team response.

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It was later determined he fled the scene prompting a massive search that forced several school and road closures.

Linthicum wasn't spotted again until 9:30 Thursday night along Warren Road near Bosley Road.

That's where police say he shot another officer with a rifle before stealing their vehicle and leading police on a chase to Harford County.

Linthicum was taken into custody unharmed after an eight-hour standoff.

Court documents say a rifle was recovered inside the car. Linthicum was also found to be in possession of ammunition.

The second wounded officer remains on life support at Shock Trauma.

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Linthicum was officially charged Friday afternoon with two counts each of attempted first degree murder and assault, as well as multiple firearms related crimes.

Online court records show Linthicum pleaded guilty in 2019 to drug possession with intent to distribute, for which he was sentenced to probation before judgement.


Linthicum has a scheduled court appearance on February 13.