Police: Man suspected of shooting 2 Md. detectives arrested

The manhunt prompted officials to close some schools and advise residents to stay in their homes


Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A man believed to have shot and wounded two Maryland police detectives has been arrested, authorities said Thursday.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department tweeted that it does not “believe there is any further threat” to the community. It did not immediately release additional information, including the man's name.

Anne Arundel police search the waters edge in the Stoney Beach community. The manhunt continues for a suspect in the shooting of two Anne Arundel police officers. (Photo/TNS)
Anne Arundel police search the waters edge in the Stoney Beach community. The manhunt continues for a suspect in the shooting of two Anne Arundel police officers. (Photo/TNS)

The detectives were wounded Wednesday night while investigating a homicide.

Police said Detective Scott Ballard tried to make a traffic stop with a person of interest in the case but was shot and the vehicle drove away. That detective was able to stop and seek medical attention.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said Detective Ian Preece then continued to pursue the suspect. The chase entered a townhouse community where Preece was struck in a shootout with the suspect.

Preece crashed into the suspect's vehicle and the suspect ran away.

Police said both detectives were taken to the hospital for treatment and were listed in stable condition.

The manhunt prompted officials to close some schools and advise residents to stay in their homes, news outlets reported.

The homicide investigation began about 5 p.m. Wednesday after a person was found fatally shot inside a home in Glen Burnie community.

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