City Detective dies after being shot; reward upped to $169K

City Detective Sean Suiter (Courtesy: Baltimore Police Department)

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City Police announced the death of a city homicide detective, shot in a West Baltimore alley Wednesday,

Detective Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the department died Thursday. Suiter was shot in the head.

Wednesday night, his condition was described as 'very, very critical' by Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Dr. Thomas Scalea from Shock Trauma said the officer was on full life support, in the Intensive Care Unit.

Gov. Larry Hogan added $100,000 Thursdayto the original reward offer of $69,000, making a total of $169,000 offered to anyone with information leading to the suspect.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said via social media Thursday evening: "The past 24+ hours have been extremely difficult. My thoughts and prayers remain with Det. Suiter’s family and friends and the men and women of the @BaltimorePolice Department."

Pugh said she remains committed to bringing the suspect to justice.

Suiter was an 18 -year veteran of the Department.

He leaves to mourn a wife and five children.

The Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement saying their hearts are broken, he will never be forgotten, his sacrifice will be remembered.

The search for the ssupect continues. The FBI and ATF have joined in the search.

Police say that suspect, described as a black male with a black jacket, may be injured.

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby responded to the murder of Detective Suiter saying in part, "As the daughter and granddaughter of police officers, as well as a wife and mother, my heart is heavy. This cowardly act is tragic and deeply affects us all. I send condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at the Baltimore Police Department."

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-7LOCKUP.

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