Anne Arundel county police are searching for an armed gunman after he shot an officer near a 7-Eleven near Annapolis on Friday morning.
The officer remains in critical condition in the hospital and a search is underway for a black male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black hoodie and dark pants, police said.
The officer, who was not unidentified by officials, pulled up to the convenience store around 2 a.m. this morning and someone informed him of a suspicious person, police said in a press conference Friday morning. When the officer approached the man, a scuffle ensued, and the suspect fled on foot and the officer chased him. Approximately 200 feet from the 7-Eleven, the suspect shot the officer.
Officers en route to the 7-Eleven, responding to the initial report of a suspicious person, found the injured officer.
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Mary Ann Georgantopoulos is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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