BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Officials from across the State of Maryland expressed their love and support Thursday for a Baltimore Police Sergeant who was injured in a shooting in northeast Baltimore.
Police confirmed a Sergeant was injured in a shooting in the 5600 block of Summerfield Avenue. The officer was taken to Shock Trauma.READ MORE: Laurel Park Cancels Monday Card Due To 'Lingering Effects' Of Winter Weather
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Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement in regard to the incident.
“We ask that you keep this officer in your prayers as he fights for his life. But thoughts and prayers alone are not enough. We have been pushing to get these violent shooters off the streets. Now is the time for city and legislative leaders to finally join us and support our efforts.”
“Let’s lift up this Baltimore Police Sergeant, his loved ones, colleagues and the Shock Trauma medical team treating him right now,” Dutch Ruppersberger tweeted.
— Dutch Ruppersberger (@Call_Me_Dutch) August 8, 2019
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski also tweeted about the incident.
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Baltimore County extends its thoughts and prayers to the @BaltimorePolice sergeant who was shot earlier today. We stand ready to assist, if necessary, as we await updates.
— County Executive Johnny Olszewski (@BaltCoExec) August 8, 2019
“Baltimore County extends its thoughts and prayers to the Baltimore Police sergeant who was shot earlier today. We stand ready to assist, if necessary, as we await updates.”
Melissa Hyatt tweeted, “Baltimore County Police sends our prayers to the Baltimore Police family.”
— Melissa Hyatt (@ChiefMHyatt) August 8, 2019
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott said he was on the way to Shock Trauma to offer his support.
I’m currently on my way to Shock Trauma to offer support to the Baltimore Policer Officer that was recently injured in a shooting.
I will provide updates as they are available. I ask that you pray for the officer and his family for a full recovery.
— Brandon M. Scott (@CouncilPresBMS) August 8, 2019
The Baltimore City FOP also tweeted. They said that VP Lt. Ken Butler and Sgt. William MacDonald responded to Shock Trauma to off support to the injured officer.
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1st. VP Lt. Ken Butler and Sgt. William MacDonald are responding to Shock Trauma to offer support to our injured Officer, family, and colleagues. Pres Mancuso is out of town and is in contact with them. We will report more, when able.
— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) August 8, 2019
Continue to stay with WJZ as more information becomes available.