Manhunt Ends For Alleged Baltimore Cop Shooter
Updated: 8:13 p.m. March 16, 2014
BALTIMORE (WNEW/AP) — The search for a man accused of shooting a Baltimore City police officer has ended.
Officials say 34-year-old Gregg Thomas turned himself into police Sunday evening.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Saturday at a news conference that authorities were searching for Thomas in connection to the shooting of Sgt. Keith Mcneill.
UPDATE: Gregg Thomas is now a suspect in the shooting of our officer. There is a warrant for his arrest. Call 410-396-2100 with information
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) March 16, 2014
Police say Mcneill was shot multiple times in the upper body around 7 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Belair Road. Authorities say he is out of surgery and in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said Friday at a news conference that Mcneill was off-duty and sitting in his parked truck when it happened. Rodriguez says Mcneill was, from all indications, a bystander.
Police say they don’t yet have a motive for the “cowardly act.”
Thomas — a convicted felon — was considered armed and dangerous. Authorities say they used “every resource” to search throughout the city for Thomas.
“Any person that harbors this person — any prostitute, any drug dealer, anybody on the street, family member — if you give him a place to rest his head, you give him a car, you give him a ride, we are going to hold you accountable,” Batts said.
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