BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Two Frederick officers and a suspect were shot Friday afternoon in Frederick, authorities said.
All three were airlifted to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Sheriff Frederick Jason Lando said. A police spokesman said both officers were released Tuesday night following shock injuries.
The suspect underwent surgery and his condition is currently unclear.
Lando identified the officers shot as Kristen Kowalsky, 32, a nine-year member of the division, and Bryan Snyder, 43, a second-year member of the division. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Domonique Lamarr Lewis.
Dr Thomas Scalea, Chief of Trauma, said officers were alert and stable but under observation Friday afternoon, both were shot in the torso. They left the center that evening.
Officers were responding to reports of a suspicious, armed man near Key Parkway and Waverley Drive at about 12:43 p.m. when the shooting occurred, Lando said.
“Shortly after the first two officers arrived on the scene, we received urgent information that there had been a shooting,” the police chief told reporters.
He said there was no outstanding threat to the public, saying investigators do not believe anyone other than the hospitalized suspect was involved.
Lando said the officers’ families have been notified. Police are working to contact the suspect’s family.
Lando said it remains unclear who fired their weapons in the shooting. He said officers were wearing full-body camcorders, but the footage had not yet been reviewed.
The sheriff said it was not yet known whether the suspect involved was known to law enforcement prior to Friday’s shooting.
The Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Service is investigating the incident.
“Our hearts stopped beating,” Lando said at a conference Friday afternoon. “We rushed to the scene.”
Dr Scalea said on Friday violent crime was “out of control.” The sheriff said Shock Trauma admitted five people were hospitalized before 2 p.m. with gunshot wounds.
“[It is] Scalea said.
“Our hearts stopped beating. We rushed to the scene.” Frederick Chief said. Dr. Scalea noted that both officers were stable. One outspoken Scalea said the violence was “out of control” and it was “dismay to do this day in and day out” referring to other shooting victims in the city. @wjz
– Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) February 11, 2022
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