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COUNTY IN MOURNING| Slain Officer Identifed


BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore County Police identified an officer slain during a burglary Monday as Officer First Class Amy Caprio.

She was a 3 year, 10 month veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Caprio was injured while investigating a call for suspicious activity on Linwen Way. A resident called police saying there was a suspicious jeep with three people walking around homes and one home had been broken into.

Caprio was first on the scene. She confronted the teenage driver, Dawnta Anthony Harris Jr. when Harris admitted he "partially opened the driver's door but then shut it and drove at the officer.”

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Neighbors rushed to Caprio's aide before she was taken to Franklin Square Hospital. Caprio was pronounced dead at 2:50pm Monday, less than an hour after the incident began.

Police say Harris was taken into custody shortly after the incident, police continued to search for 3 other suspects throughout the night. Tuesday they announced that all four suspects, teenage boys had been arrested.

Harris is being held without bail, the other suspects are still being processed.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a statement and has ordered flags in the state to be flown at half staff "through the day she is laid to rest in tribute to her service and sacrifice."

Caprio was named Officer of the Month in December for her work on a holiday theft ring.

Police are expected to release further details at an after media briefing.

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