An armed man named David Emory Linthicum is being sought after allegedly shooting a Baltimore County officer in Cockeysville on Wednesday.

Who is David Emory Linthicum?

David Emory Linthicum, a 24-year-old, allegedly shot a police officer in Cockeysville, Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon. A manhunt is on for him, Baltimore County police said.

Baltimore County Schools have closed six schools in the area. The Archdiocese of Baltimore has closed St. Josephs School in Cockeysville. Cockeysville Middle School, Dulaney High School, Mays Chapel Elementary School, Padonia International Elementary School, Warren Elementary school, and Pot Spring Elementary School are the other schools that have been closed.

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Emory Linthicum is considered to be “armed and dangerous,” Baltimore County spokesperson Joy Stewart said. A shelter-in-place has been ordered in the area. The injured officer is expected to recover, as per authorities.

Officers said the suspect fired a shot at officers during a barricade situation. Lithicum is described as a white male, with auburn hair, facial hair, and believed hair is longer than the image provided by police. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants, according to authorities.

Linthicum is accused of shooting the responding officer after police were called to the Powers Avenue neighbourhood at 2:30 p.m. for a report of a person in distress, according to police.

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A lengthy barricade situation developed. The nearby neighborhood’s streets were closed for many hours, and locals were advised to take cover.

A Caucasian man with auburn hair and facial hair is described as Linthicum. He is thought to be armed and was last spotted “wearing a black hoodie and black pants”

Linthicum is wanted and anyone who sees him or knows where he is asked to phone 911 instead of going up to him.

According to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was discharged from the hospital that evening “in high spirits.”

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In a late-night tweet on Wednesday, the county executive stated that he has “complete confidence” in the police force’s investigation and search for the culprit.