Montgomery County Police Officer dies from shooting


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM/AP) — The Latest on a Maryland police officer who was shot (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Police in Maryland say an officer who was shot while responding to a report of a disorderly person has died.

Acting Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones told news reporters Monday that Officer Thomas J. Bomba had died after undergoing hospital treatment.

Bomba had reported Monday morning that he encountered “disorderly subjects” at a parking garage. Jones said that when fellow officers arrived, they found Bomba suffering from a gunshot wound.

Jones said the case is being investigated as a homicide, but he also said there is no indication there is an “ongoing threat to public safety.”

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a statement regarding Bomba:

“I send my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Officer TJ Bomba. We all owe a debt to him and the Maryland police officers who put their lives at risk every day to keep our communities safe. I am closely monitoring the situation in Silver Spring.”

Update (2:44): The Montgomery County police officer who was shot Monday morning in Silver Spring has died from his injuries, according to MCPD Police Chief. Authorities say they don’t believe there’s “an ongoing threat to public safety.”

A Montgomery County police officer was shot in downtown Silver Spring early Monday morning at Fenton and Ellsworth Avenue on the top level of a parking garage.

According to Montgomery County police, the shooting happened around 8:45 a.m. and the condition of the officer has not yet been released. Police said they are still searching for a suspect.

One of the officers called in “and said that there was a disorderly and backup officers arrived there and found the officer had been shot,” Captain Tom Jordan told WDVM.

This incident is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates.

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