Officer responding to call about suspicious vehicle killed: Police

The governor said she'd been shot in the head; residents stayed indoors as police looked for a suspect.
1:32 | 05/21/18

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Transcript for Officer responding to call about suspicious vehicle killed: Police
We're going to turn next here to the breaking news from Baltimore county, Maryland, tonight. A female police officer killed in the line of duty. And tonight, the hunt for at least one armed suspect. Schools still being told at this hour to hold students inside. And families nearby told to shelter in place. Here's ABC's David Kerley. Reporter: Tonight, a residential neighborhood north of Baltimore on virtual lockdown. A search for suspects after the killing of a police officer. Respond for a signal 13 for an officer. Reporter: The officer, on the force for nearly four years, was responding to a suspicious vehicle. Our officer responded to this call and she encountered at least one suspect and was critically injured. Reporter: Initially, Maryland's governor said the officer was shot in the head. Police could not confirm that or if she was run over, or both, saying only she suffered significant injuries and was pronounced dead less than an hour later. With the suspects on the loose and at least one armed, four elementary schools were told not to release students. Residents told to stay in their homes as police expanded the search for the killer. This is a badeg in the United States for law enforcement and the attacks that are occurring. So, let's get to David Kerley, live with us tonight. And police are asking for witnesses to come forward right now and say this may have been a burglary under way? Reporter: That was the initial call. We have learned that the officer's body cam was on, it was that video could prove very helpful, David. Thoughts are with that officer's family tonight. David Kerley, thank you. And next tonight, president

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