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Bail Denied For Man Accused Of Shooting Baltimore City Officer

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— New details have emerged in the shooting of a Baltimore City police sergeant who remains in critical condition. Police are now releasing new evidence linking their suspect to the crime.

Rochelle Ritchie found out what the off-duty officer was doing prior to the shooting.

Police say the gun used to shoot the officer was found at the suspect’s apartment.

Gregg Thomas remains behind bars after his bail was denied in court. He is charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder of Sgt. Keith Mcneill after police say he shot him several times.

“Every resource in this police department is not going to rest until we bring this person into custody,” said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.

According to WJZ’s media partner the Baltimore Sun, prosecutors say a Lincoln Town Car registered to Thomas’ sister was seen leaving the same automotive business where Mcneill was shot. Thomas’ sister and mother have since been placed under arrest for outstanding warrants.

Prosecutors say Thomas was not inside the car and neither was his sister.

Charging documents say Thomas was identified as the shooter through photos. During the bail review, prosecutors say none of them saw the attack.

Police say the gun used to shoot Sgt. Mcneill was found inside Thomas’ apartment but on the night of the shooting, WJZ cameras also captured officers investigating another gun on the sidewalk.

It was around 7 p.m. Friday when Mcneill was shot several times in the torso and rushed to Shock Trauma.

WJZ has confirmed with friends of Sgt. Mcneill that he was at Higgs Automotive getting the brakes fixed on his truck. The friends did not want to go on camera but say Mcneill is best friends with the shop’s owner.

A manhunt immediately followed as police searched for their number one suspect, who later turned himself in for the shooting.

“One less suspect–one less killer–on the streets of Baltimore,” Batts said.

While the police department is certain Thomas is responsible, he says he didn’t shoot Sgt. Mcneill.

“I didn’t shoot nobody,” he said. “I didn’t shoot nobody.”

Thomas’ mother and sister were also arrested on drug warrants.

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