Anne Arundel County has pledged $20,000 to the reward fund aimed at finding the suspect who fatally shot a Baltimore police officer. Homicide Detective Sean Suiter, 43, died after he was shot in the head in west Baltimore Wednesday while investigating a 2016 murder. He leaves behind a wife and five children, according to Davis.
Suiter was a former Navy officer who grew up in Washington, D.C. and lived in Pennsylvania with his family, officials said.
On Friday, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said it will pledge a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer responsible for Suiter's death. That amount is in addition to the $169,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the shooting suspect. The DEA has partnered with Baltimore Police and the FBI in offering the reward, along with Metro Crime Stoppers and the state of Maryland. People may text tips to 443-902-4824 or call Baltimore police at 410-396-2100.
The shooting occurred in the area of Bennett Place before 5 p.m. on Wednesday while Suiter and another homicide detective were following up on an investigation. Suiter saw a man "engaged in suspicious behaviors," Baltimore Police Chief Kevin Davis said, went to talk to the suspect when a confrontation ensued and Suiter suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.
"Every Anne Arundel County citizen stands united with our neighbors in Baltimore City," said Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh in a news release. "We hope this commitment will lead to the information needed to make an arrest and bring justice for the family of Detective Sean Suiter."