MURDER USA: Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter was shot and killed by his own gun; was set to testify at Grand Jury hearing the day after his murder in the investigation of the Baltimore City police officers who were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in March of 2017.
From Police Commissioner Kevin Davis:
- Det. Suiter tried to call for help and message was garbled,
- gunfire could be heard in the background of the emergency call from Det. Suiter on his police radio
- Evidence of struggle on his clothing
- There were two observations of a suspicious person, both he and his partner saw the suspect behaving suspiciously.
- There is normally a person immediately in custody, a person shot and killed, a nickname or something is at hand for investigators to work from
- Autopsy wasn’t performed until four days after the Detective’s death
- Autopsy gave investigators important hints including where to find the bullet at the time scene
- The description of a black male with a black coat and white stripe is all they have at this time.
- Detective Sean Suiter was NOT a target of the investigation but was to offer testimony in an incident which involved officers who were indicted in the Federal probe in March.
- We have video evidence recovered that shows where both Detective Suiter and his partner were located.
- The struggle was brief and violent.
- It is our responsibility to follow the evidence.
One of our officers was shot this evening. Please say an extra prayer for the officer and the officer’s family. We’ll update soon. Thank you.
BREAKING: One officer crying, another with gun drawn at Fremont Ave & Bennet Pl. #WJZ