Friday, November 16, 2007

Annapolis Police Officer Shot

An elite Annapolis city police officer was shot today on Madison St (Wards 6 & 8) while serving what is described as a high-risk drug warrant, and was flown to Shock Trauma with wounds to the chest. The incident happened today in the early afternoon.

The officer is expected to survive, and a suspect was killed when other officers returned fire. Here is the press release:
On November 16th, 2007, at approximately 12:30 PM, officers of the
Annapolis Special Emergency Team — ASET---- (The Department’s equivalent of a
SWAT team) was serving a search warrant for drugs at an apartment within the
complex of 1000 Madison Street. The warrant was considered a “high-risk”
warrant. Forced entry was made, and the entry team was met by gunfire. One
officer was struck by at least one bullet. The officers returned fire, and a
male suspect was shot dead by the return fire of the officers. The officer was
flown to Shock- Trauma in Baltimore. His injuries were described as non life
threatening. Names of all parties are being withheld until suitable time for
family notifications. An investigation is on - going at this time. Further
details will be disseminated in the same manner when available and
appropriate.

1 comment:

15 year veteran said...

Ofc. Dave Stokes is home and resting. Shock Trauma in Balt is an amazing place. Officers appreciated Mayor Moyer's comments at the scene.