Police Officer Shot and Killed in DC Suburb, Shooter Remains on the Loose — Schools on Lockdown
A multi-agency manhunt is under way for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer on Monday morning in the DC suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Montgomery County police officer TJ Bomba was found shot after officers were called to a parking garage in the busy shopping area of downtown Silver Spring to investigate reports of “disorderly subjects,” according to a report from Fox 5.
UPDATE: Montgomery County FOP Lodge 35 has identified the officer as TJ Bomba. The FOP also confirmed that Bomba died from his injuries.
There is more to this story that we are currently working to confirm. pic.twitter.com/wnQwXcaUPb
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) October 14, 2019
No suspects have been taken into custody over the shooting. There is no public information about the suspect or suspects descriptions or even how many people were involved.
Montgomery County officer was shot in downtown Silver Spring Monday morning. Authorities were called to investigate reports of "disorderly subjects" at a parking garage near Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street shortly before 9 a.m. FULL DETAILS: https://t.co/sWz1QJgVJe pic.twitter.com/onDrwVn6mm
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) October 14, 2019
Multiple agencies are now involved in the manhunt. Fox 5 reports that Montgomery County Captain Thomas Jordan said, “to describe this as an all hands on deck operation would be an understatement.”
DEVELOPING: Montgomery County police officer has been shot in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, sources tell @nbcwashington. The officer was rushed to a hospital via helicopter and was in critical condition, sources said pic.twitter.com/RbLX5kJVmI
— Cory Smith (@CoryNBC) October 14, 2019
East Silver Spring Elementary School, Sligo Creek Elementary School, and Silver Spring International Middle School were all placed on lock down as the search continued into the afternoon. Classes are continuing and the schools are still open to parents.
A Montgomery County Police officer was shot at a parking garage in Silver Spring, at intersection of Ellsworth Dr and Fenton St., in downtown Silver Spring. Condition of officer and circumstances unclear at this point. Several blocks of traffic affected in downtown Silver Spring. pic.twitter.com/Q6Nb3bdPSF
— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) October 14, 2019