The Latest: Thousands mourn slain Baltimore detective
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Baltimore police detective (all times local):
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.
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.”