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Baltimore Officer Shot, Suspect Surrenders

March 17, 2014  | 

Sgt. Keith McNeill. Photo: Baltimore PD
Sgt. Keith McNeill. Photo: Baltimore PD

The man wanted by police in the shooting of an officer in east Baltimore Friday evening turned himself in Sunday, reports WBAL-TV.

The off-duty officer, identified on Saturday as 19-year veteran Sgt. Keith McNeill, was shot around 7 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Belair Road, where he was targeted while running errands, Batts said. Bullet holes riddled the driver's side window of his personal pickup truck. McNeill was shot several times in the upper torso.

A suspect identified as Gregg Thomas, 34, turned himself in Sunday after a two-day manhunt.

"One less suspect, one less killer on the streets of Baltimore," Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. "We don't know the motive. I don't know why you would walk up to someone in a car and shoot them multiple times. All I can say is I thank God that my officer is still alive. I do thank God that his family will not be without a husband or a dad."

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George @ 3/17/2014 6:37 PM

Actions like this are totally unacceptable in any country but has become the norm here in the USA. When you let the liberals take God out of the country, the schools, the courtroom, TV programs, public events and public places and every place they want to then they succeed in taking him out of the family. The liberals are Satan's Army and they will continue to successfully destroy this country. If your not afraid and you wish to have a better understanding why, study Revelations in the Bible. Prepare yourself because your country is going straight to Hell. You can laugh, disagree and/or cuss me out (just remember you have been told) but if you are 30 years of age or younger you and your children are going to live to see it. May God bring healing. peace and comfort to Keith and his family.

Steven @ 3/17/2014 8:41 PM

May the Lord Jesus Christ bring this Sgt and his family a peace and comfort that is beyond all understanding. Thank God for saving Sgt. Mcneill from a certain death. Even as retired P.D., when out doing errands, we need to be alert as we were when we were on the job. We never know what whack job we arrested and who wants to get back at us. Can't prevent everything. Play your tactical head games all the time and a game you played in your head years ago may some day save your life! Bless you Sgt. Get well soon!

Deputy Moose @ 3/18/2014 5:58 AM

God bless, Bro.

TERRY F. ZECH @ 3/18/2014 6:43 AM

Well lets turn the table on the suspect and give him the death penalty for attempted murder of a police officer. When are we going to wake up and start making the suspects pay for the crimes they committ instead of giving them cable tv and fitness centers to get bulked up to committ more crimes. Put them to work fixing the roads and picking up trash and the let them study like the rest of us to get an education.

Luis @ 3/18/2014 9:54 AM

This is just a reminder. Be on guard at all times, in or out of uniform. When you leave your home, always leave it with love because we do not know the big plan. My prayers to you, my fellow brother, to your family and to you, my fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

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