UPDATE: Police have identified the suspect/victim – click here for details.
Original story below…
ROSEDALE, MD – An exchange of gunfire as officers attempted to execute both an arrest and a search and seizure warrant at Duke’s Motel in Rosedale on Saturday night resulted in the suspect suffering a fatal gunshot wound.
The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting in Windsor Mill early Saturday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Saturday Morning Shooting in Windsor Mill
Officers responded to the 1700-block of Winding Brook Way at around 5 a.m. when the victim called 9-1-1 after being shot by her ex-boyfriend.
The suspect forced his way into the woman’s townhome, then became involved in a physical altercation with her, during which she was shot at least once in the lower body. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle following the shooting. The woman, 37, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive her wounds.
Officer-Involved Shooting at Duke’s Motel
Detectives continued to follow leads throughout the morning and afternoon hours on Saturday in an attempt to locate the suspect. Patrol officers throughout the county were given a description of the suspect’s vehicle. An officer from the White Marsh Precinct located the vehicle parked on the lot at Duke’s Motel in the 7900-block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237).
A tactical team was then called in to serve the warrants at a room believed to be occupied by the shooting suspect. As the team entered the motel room, there was an exchange of gunfire, during which the suspect sustained a gunshot wound. He was immediately treated by medics but was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured during the exchange.
At this hour, detectives are attempting to positively identify the deceased suspect and notify family. A firearm was recovered from inside the motel room.
As is standard Baltimore County Police Department protocol, the officer involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Homicide Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit. The results of that investigating will then be forwarded to the Office of the State’s Attorney for review.