A Baltimore County Police officer is in serious condition at Shock Trauma after a shootout in Dundalk Wednesday afternoon.
The officer and a civilian were each shot at least once during the exchange. The civilian was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive. The suspect was killed at the scene.
According to police, officers responded an armed robbery near Logan Village Shopping Center in the 3400 block of Dundalk Avenue. Officers received information that a single male suspect approached and robbed two people at gunpoint. The suspect then fled the scene onto a MTA bus.
Police initiated an investigative traffic stop and stopped the bus. When officers attempted to confront the suspect, he began shooting at the officers. He fired repeatedly at the officers, who then fired back.
After exchanging gunfire for an extended period of time, the suspect fled from the bus. He collapsed a short distance from the bus, suffering at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officer worn body cameras did capture video of the incident. The body-camera footage is part of the investigation. The MTA bus was equipped with working surveillance video, which will also be part of the investigation.