BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department will be releasing the crime scene and breaking down its perimeter in the Harlem Park community where one of their officers was fatally shot Wednesday evening.

Police say they will release the scene Monday morning, as the search continues for the person who murdered Baltimore PD detective Sean Suiter.

There has been a massive police presence in the west Baltimore neighborhood since Wednesday, the night Suiter was shot in the head while on the job.

“You can’t come outside. This my first time coming outside,” resident Derrick Fraley said. “I don’t even come outside because I don’t like dealing with that crap.”

Proof of identity and a pass were required before crossing into the blocked off area.

The ACLU of Maryland questioned whether the “unprecedented police cordon of Harlem Park” is legal.

Police say their search for the person who shot Suiter relies on “the thoroughness of our investigation and our capacity to recover forensic, physical and other evidence.”

“A man’s life has been taken away. The holidays are already here basically and he won’t even be able to spend Christmas with his children and his wife, so I hope they get him,” resident Nicole Lee said.

The reward for information about Suiter’s killer, who is still on the loose, has grown to $215,000.

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