KEY POINTS

  • Police said residents called about multiple shots being fired in a residential area of northeast Baltimore around 12:30 p.m.
  • Two of the officers were working as part of a fugitive task force with the U.S. Marshal's office and were reportedly trying to serve a warrant for attempted murder to the alleged suspect
  • The officers were wounded and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment while the alleged suspect died

Two law enforcement officers were injured and an alleged suspect was killed Wednesday in a short shootout in Baltimore.

The gunfight erupted around 12:30 p.m. when the officers were looking for a suspect wanted for an alleged shooting in Pennsylvania. The alleged suspect was located in a parking lot in northeastern Baltimore and allegedly fired on the two officers. Backup arrived shortly after and found all three suffering from gunshot wounds.

Bureal of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with FBI agents reportedly were aiding in the investigation.

The names of the officers and the alleged suspect were not immedately released.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the two officers shot were both detectives working on the U.S. Marshal’s office Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. One was from the Baltimore County Police Department while the second was from the Baltimore City Police Department.

They were rushed to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center, one suffering from a stomach wound and the other from a leg wound.

Police said the alleged suspect, a former Maryland corrections officer, was killed in the shootout, but did not describe his wounds. 

Police Scene Representational image of a crime scene. Photo: Suzanne Cordiero/AFP/Getty Images