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The Latest: Thousands mourn slain Baltimore detective

November 29, 2017

This undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Detective Sean Suiter. Suiter was shot in the head with his own gun Nov. 15, 2017, in a particularly troubled area of west Baltimore while investigating a 2016 triple homicide. His unsolved murder has transformed into a feeding frenzy of speculation in a city filled with armchair sleuths and a suspicious view of law enforcers. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Baltimore police detective (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Thousands of mourners have gathered at a church for the funeral of a Baltimore police detective.

Attendees at Det. Sean Suiter’s Wednesday funeral included Maryland political leaders and numerous law enforcement officials, some traveling as far away as Chicago to honor a fallen colleague and his grieving family.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the killing of a police officer “leaves a stain on our city.” Gov. Larry Hogan says Suiter “lived and died a hero.”

Suiter died Nov. 16 at a hospital a day after being shot in the head with his own gun while investigating a case in West Baltimore. He was an 18-year veteran of the police force and a married father of five.

A reward of $215,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot him.

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3:53 a.m.

The murder of a Baltimore detective shot in the head with his own gun two weeks ago has transformed into a feeding frenzy of speculation in a city filled with armchair detectives and a suspicious view of law enforcers.

The unsolved Nov. 15 shooting of Detective Sean Suiter is a homicide investigation, but the version of events offered up by police is increasingly being questioned since people found out that Suiter was shot a day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury probing an elite unit of indicted officers.

Suiter’s Baltimore-area funeral procession is set to close down major roads Wednesday.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says the evidence refutes any notion that the slaying in a high-crime neighborhood was “part of any conspiracy.”

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