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2 Frederick Officers Out Of Hospital, Suspect Has Undergone Surgery After Shooting

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Two City of Frederick police officers and a suspect were shot Friday afternoon in Frederick, authorities said.

All three were airlifted to University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Frederick Chief of Police Jason Lando said. Both officers were released Tuesday evening from Shock Trauma, a police spokesperson said.

The suspect underwent surgery and his condition is currently unclear.

Lando identified the officers shot as Kristen Kowalsky, 32, a nine-year member of the department, and Bryan Snyder, 43, a second-year member of the department. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Dominique Lamarr Lewis.

Bryan Snyder, Kristen Kowalski
Courtesy, Frederick Police Dept.

Shock Trauma Chief Dr. Thomas Scalea said the officers were awake and stable but under observation Friday afternoon, both were shot in the torso. They left the center that evening.

Officers were responding to a report of an armed, suspicious man near Key Parkway and Waverley Drive about 12:43 p.m. when the shooting happened, Lando said.

"Shortly after the first two officers arrived on scene, we received emergency traffic over the air that there had been a shooting," the police chief told reporters.

He said there is no outstanding threat to the public, saying investigators do not believe anyone besides the hospitalized suspect was involved.

Lando said the families of the officers have been notified. Police are working to make contact with the suspect's family.

It remains unclear who fired their weapons during the shooting, Lando said. He said the officers were wearing body cameras, but the footage has not been reviewed.

The chief said it is not yet known whether the suspect involved was known to law enforcement prior to Friday's shooting.

The Maryland Attorney General's Independent Investigation is investigating the incident.

"Our hearts just stopped," Lando said at a Friday afternoon conference. "We raced quickly to the scene."

Dr. Scalea said Friday violent crime is "out of control." The chief said Shock Trauma admitted five people were admitted before 2 p.m. for gunshot wounds.

"[It is] demoralizing to do this day after day," Scalea said.

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