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Officer killed while serving warrant in Catonsville

By Jessica Anderson and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun9:31 a.m. EDT, August 28, 2013

Baltimore County police tactical officer was fatally shot while serving a warrant at a home in the Winters Lane area of Catonsville on Wednesday morning, according to police.

Officer Jason Schneider, 36, a 13-year veteran with the county police department, was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center but succumbed to his injuries, police said. Schneider had been assigned to the tactical unit since 2004, police said.

A suspect was also shot in the incident, and is in critical condition at Shock Trauma, police said.

The incident occurred sometime around 5:30 a.m. on Roberts Avenue, off Winters Lane.

Police did not immediately say whether Schneider or another officer had shot the suspect or who shot Schneider.

The shooting is the fourth incident of gunfire in the larger Catonsville area in the last month.

On Aug. 21, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm north of Route 40 and the Westview Shopping Center, closer to Woodlawn.

On Aug. 19, a man was shot in the 100 block of Winters Lane, a short distance from the police-involved shooting on Wednesday.

On Aug. 17, two men were shot in the 5300 block of Edmondson Ave. near the city line.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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