Reward Climbs to $215K as Police Try to Find Cop Killer

The large reward has been criticized by people who say that civilian homicides in the city don't receive such attention

The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a Baltimore police detective has increased to $215,000 as the manhunt for the suspect continues.

Police spokesman T.J. Smith said early Saturday the reward increased from $190,000.

Several politicians have donated to the fund, Including a $100,000 contribution from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and $20,000 from Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of Detective Sean Suiter, who was shot in the head Wednesday while working a case in West Baltimore.

The large reward has been criticized by people who say that civilian homicides in the city don't receive such attention. At a press conference Friday, police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he considers the shooting of an officer to be an assault on American democracy.

On Monday, police plan to clear the scene where Suiter was shot. The crime scene in West Baltimore's Harlem Park neighborhood has been locked down since Wednesday.

Police said Sunday that they've needed to keep the crime scene off limits to recover evidence and conduct a thorough investigation.

Also on Sunday, a GoFundMe page set up to benefit Suiter's family attracted more than $8,000 in donations within seven hours of its establishment.

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