The Latest: Maryland police officer dies after being shot

October 14, 2019 GMT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a Maryland police officer who was shot (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Police in Maryland say an officer who was shot while responding to a report of a disorderly person has died.

Acting Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones told news reporters Monday that Officer Thomas J. Bomba had died after undergoing hospital treatment.

Bomba had reported Monday morning that he encountered “disorderly subjects” at a parking garage. Jones said that when fellow officers arrived, they found Bomba suffering from a gunshot wound.

Jones said the case is being investigated as a homicide, but he also said there is no indication there is an “ongoing threat to public safety.


10:30 a.m.

A police officer in Maryland has been shot while responding to a call about a disorderly person in a parking garage.

Montgomery County Police tweeted Monday morning that the officer was shot in Silver Spring shortly before 9 a.m.

Police said the injured officer called out for help on the radio, and was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief spokesman Pete Piringer told WUSA-TV that one person was airlifted to a hospital.