Md. Police: Detective shot with own gun during struggle

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Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, speaks alongside Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference outside the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 to announce the death of Det. Sean Suiter. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2017, Commissioner Davis announced Suiter had been shot with his own gun. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

November 23, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Baltimore police continue their search for a man suspected of fatally shooting a detective last week.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis revealed veteran homicide detective Sean Suiter was shot with his own gun. He also said body camera video from the incident shows evidence of a struggle just before the fatal shot was fired.

The incident came just one day before Suiter was to testify in an FBI investigation. But authorities say the detective was not intentionally targeted.

“Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that occurred several years ago that included officers who are now federally indicted back in March,” Commissioner Davis said. “”The special agent in charge ofthe FBI’s Baltimore field office has told me in no uncertain terms, that Detective Suiter was not the target of any ongoing criminal investigation.”The special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore field office has told me in no uncertain terms, that Detective Suiter was not the target of any ongoing criminal investigation.”

The combined reward for information leading to an arrest currently stands at $215,000.

Suiter is survived by his wife and five children. A funeral is set for next week