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Police: Baltimore Officer Wounded In Shootout; Suspect Killed

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A Baltimore Police Department officer was injured and the suspect was killed during a shootout Sunday evening.

Police say the shooting happened near the 800 block of Vine St.

The officers were in the area for a "crime suppression initiative," which police are running in several areas of Baltimore. Police are not yet sure what led up to the shooting, but the officer and suspect exchanged gunfire.

They believe the officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot by the suspect, while the suspect was fatally shot by the officer.

Baltimore PD Commissioner Gary Tuggle said "quite a few rounds" were fired, but police are still investigating what exactly happened before the shootout.

Tuggle said the area is still an active crime scene, and police will hold the area until the investigation is complete. Police are working on a robocall to let those who live nearby know how long officers will be there to investigate.

Officers will be on scene to assist with getting people in and out of their homes while police investigate the active crime scene.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said the officer is expected to be released from the hospital later Sunday night.

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