A Catonsville shooting took the life of a veteran police officer, who was shot while serving a warrant on Winters Lane this week. A press conference regarding the Catonsville shooting was held in Baltimore this morning, where it was announced that officer Jason Schneider, 36, was killed in the line of duty, according to Web Pro News on Aug. 28.
Schneider, who was a 13-year veteran of the Baltimore police, entered a building as part of a tactical team. The officers were there to serve a warrant and apprehend an individual who was wanted in a shooting from last week. When the officers made entry into the building people started to flee, as the team searched the structure room by room.
The suspects were fully aware that the police were in the building when they opened fire on the officers, hitting Officer Schneider several times. While going down, Schneider continued firing his weapon and he struck one of the suspects numerous times with his weapon. This shoot-out took place at the 1200 block of Winters Lane, according to Police Chief Jim Johnson at the press conference.
Officer Schneider's injuries were fatal, he succumbed to several gunshot wounds he sustained during this incident, reports Dr. Deborah Stein and Dr. O’Connor from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The surgical team tried its best to save Officer Schneider, but his injuries were too severe to survive.
The suspect from this shooting is in critical condition and still receives treatment today.
The doctors at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center released a statement today:
“On behalf of the entire shock trauma center of the University of Maryland, our most deepest heartfelt sympathies to the officer’s family and the entire Baltimore County Police Department. They are our partners, and we deeply feel their loss."
Officer Schneider is survived by his parents, his brother, his wife and two children. The investigation into this shooting is on-going today.