U.S. Marshal shot while serving arrest warrant in Baltimore

U.S. Marshal shot while serving arrest warrant in Baltimore

Police officials stand outside a home on N. Mount Street where a U.S. Marshall was shot while serving an arrest warrant on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 in West Baltimore. Baltimore police spokeswoman Lindsey Eldridge said in an email that the suspect was shot by return fire and died after Thursday morning’s shooting. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

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UPDATED 3:05 PM PT – Thursday, February 4, 2021

A U.S. Deputy Marshal in Baltimore is fighting for his life after he was shot in the line of duty.

The incident happened Thursday morning as the marshal tried to serve an arrest warrant for a man wanted for attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities said the suspect opened fire as the marshal approached his home.

“During the arrest warrant service, deputies received gunfire from the fugitive,” Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force Commander Don Snider said. “Deputies returned gunfire. During the exchange, the fugitive was struck as well as a deputy U.S. Marshal.”

Don Snider, Commander U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, talks to the media after a U.S. Marshall was shot while serving an arrest warrant on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 in West Baltimore.  (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

The suspect was fatally shot by authorities. In the meantime, officials said the marshal sustained serious injuries and is currently on life support.

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