The FBI has rejected calls for it to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Baltimore homicide detective who was set to testify in a federal police corruption case last month, saying it has no evidence to suggest Det. Sean Suiter’s death was “directly connected” to the corruption probe or any other federal case.

Detective Sean Suiter (Photo: Baltimore PD)

Detective Sean Suiter (Photo: Baltimore PD)

“For this reason, we believe it prudent for your office to continue as the lead in this investigation, with our current commitment to assist and support you fully, including providing FBI analytical, forensic, and investigative support,” FBI Assistant Director Stephen E. Richardson wrote to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in an undated letter reviewed by the Baltimore Sun.

Richardson wrote that the agency would “take appropriate action” if it uncovered any new information that changed its assessment.

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