Gov. Hogan offers $100,000 reward in slain officer case

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Det. Sean Suiter

BALTIMORE, Md. — The governor of Maryland tweeted Thursday night that he has directed the state to offer a $100,000 reward, “effective immediately,” for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the homicide of Baltimore PD homicide detective Sean Suiter.

Det. Suiter died today after being shot in the head Wednesday while was investigating a 2016 murder in the area of Bennett Place. Police are saying that Suiter approached a man who was behaving suspiciously, and the man then opened fire.

Suiter was a husband, father of five, and 18-year veteran of the department.

In addition to Maryland’s $100,000, the FBI’s Baltimore field office has announced a $69,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooting suspect.

Police describe the suspected gunman as an adult black male who wore a black jacket with a white stripe.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2221, Metro Crimes Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip to the BPD Mobile App.