Baltimore County officer shot, reports say

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Samuel Snyder, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, was fatally shot while assisting fellow officers break up a fight between a man and a woman at a Joppa Road diner.

Officials guard a roadblock near a scene where a Baltimore County police officer died, while investigating a suspicious vehicle, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Perry Hall, Md.

Authorities said they are not yet sure if the officer was shot or hit by a vehicle, and her cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is performed.

Vinson said the officer was critically injured about 2 p.m. Monday, but police could not immediately confirm whether she was shot or run over by a vehicle.

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Authorities say a Baltimore County police officer who was fatally injured while investigating a suspicious vehicle had been on the force for nearly four years.

There are multiple suspects and at least one is believed to be armed, according to Baltimore County authorities.

Vinson says officers recovered the suspects' Jeep, found ditched on a road.

Police tweeted that residents in the area of Belair and Klausmeier roads should shelter in place as officers search for an armed suspect.

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"She was just doing her job", Vinson said. Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted his condolences-well before police confirmed she had been killed, notably-for the female officer's family, indicating she had passed away from her injuries. Administrative officer Fred Homan, acting in the county executive's role until the County Council appoints a replacement, did not appear with Jones and Sheridan, and has not put out a statement.

A police officer died Monday while responding to a possible burglary. "And so we're telling everybody to be on your toes, don't be complacent, to work with each other".

"It's bad, we're seeing something in this country today that we've never seen before". All patrol officers in Baltimore County are outfitted with body-worn cameras.

She was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m., Vinson said. No one should lose his or her life at the hands of another while trying to protect our communities. Parents were told not to respond to the schools, but instead to call the school administrators for more information. Motorists should avoid Belair Road from Forge Road to Ebenezer Road.

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As a result schools in the area have been told to not dismiss students and residents have been warned to stay inside as a search takes place.

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