Six officers were shot on Thursday, Aug. 8, in New Jersey, Maryland, and Oregon.
In New Jersey, three police officers were injured, two deputies fired in Oregon, and a Maryland police sergeant is presently on life support after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
The incident in New Jersey started at about 11 a.m. after 39-year-old Kaizen Crossen got into an argument with a lady the 300-block of Myrtle Avenue, in Irvington.
Crossen left briefly when the friends of the woman attempted to settle the conflict, but came back armed with a rifle, witnesses said.
He then fatally shot a 20-year-old man whose name was not published, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said in a press release.
Law enforcement got a shooting report about 11:30 a.m. WNBC reported that they arrived to find the gunman wearing full body armor.
“When the first Irvington police officer arrived, he encountered Crossen and shots were exchanged,” the Attorney General’s Office said.
During the gunfight, Crossen shot the officer in the lower legs.
During the shootout, two more policemen were also injured, and it is anticipated that all three policemen will survive.
“Multiple officers fired at the gunman, who was fatally wounded,” the press release reported.
Crossen was hurried to the University Hospital where he was declared dead.
A few hours later, Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington was shot repeatedly while standing outside his neighbor’s home on Summerfield Avenue, WEAA reported.
The attack took place around 3:34 p.m., when a masked suspect jumped out of a passing car, pointing a weapon at the 43-year-old sergeant and his neighbor.
The gunman ordered the men to give him their valuables, the neighbor threw his belongings to the ground and escaped.
Carrington ran in the opposite direction, but he was pursued by the gunman, then shot several times.
Then the suspect returned to the car and escaped the region.
Carrington was rushed to the Shock Trauma Medical Center at the University of Maryland, where he was immediately operated on, WEAA reported.
The 22-year-old veteran-of-the-force is presently on life support, having suffered torso and some of his extremities from gunshot injuries, Scalea said.
Update: doctors say @BaltimorePolice Sgt. Isaac Carrington is on life support after being shot several times outside his home this afternoon. Police say he & neighbor were victims of a robbery. @FOXBaltimore pic.twitter.com/pO0RL3MuGl
— Keith Daniels Fox45 (@KeithDFox45) 9 tháng 8, 2019
The suspects remain on the loose and a reward of up to $19,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest, WBFF revealed.
“More than any time, we need community support and information about who committed this heinous and cowardly act,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison in a news conference.
The third attack took place near Gaston, Oregon, after a homeowner reported that at least two guns had been stolen, The Associated Press reported.
Then the suspect went into the forest, prompting a regional search.
We’re responding to an officer-involved shooting. Two deputies have been shot off off SW Scoggins Valley Rd. @LifeFlightNtwrk is responding. Avoid the area. Residents are advised to shelter in place. pic.twitter.com/pyjy3nnt0s
— WCSO Oregon (@WCSOOregon) 9 tháng 8, 2019
A tactical negotiating team, K9 units, and air support helped with the search, and less than three hours later, KGW reported, the suspect was situated close Southwest Scoggins Valley Road.
Washington County Sheriff Pat Garret said at roughly 5:30 p.m. the gunman opened fire on law enforcement. And injured two deputies of Washington County, The Oregonian said.
The squad returned fire instantly and the suspect subsequently surrendered after being shot.
They hurried the unnamed officers to a local hospital.
The Oregonian reported that Sheriff Garrett said one officer was in severe condition and the second suffered a non-life-threatening injury.
The department also tweeted, “Prognosis is encouraging and he is receiving excellent care.” The status of the gunman was not published, reported The Oregonian.