Maryland State Police say a man, woman and two young children were pronounced dead following an
attempted traffic stop in Maryland. A manhunt was commenced in the state for two accused former police
officers who were wanted by Baltimore County Police Departed and considered armed and dangerous. On
Thursday night, police confirmed that the two persons shot dead were the former officers.
Police said, a former Baltimore County police officers Rober Vicosa, 41, and Tia Bynum, 35, and their
two daughters were found with gunshot wonds at the scene in Smithsburg.
Vicosa, Bynum and one of the daughters were pronounced dead. And, another child, was medevacked to a
local hospital, where she died, police said.
Maryland Police during a press briefing said that the car drove off the highway and crased a fence line.
Then they surrounded the vehicle which is an SUV to make contact with the passengers. After receiving
no response, police oppened the car and found the deceased individuals.
Later all four people have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for
autopsy, police said.
“This is a complex incident. It is going to take time,” a spokesperson for Maryland State Police, Elena
Russo, said. “We are really working hard to understand what occurred.”
Russo said that, Vicosa had been on the run since Monday. He alleged assaulting and drugging his ex-
wife, kidnapping their two children. He also been accused of stealing car in York County along with
Bynum and his two daughters.
Baltimore County police said Vicosa was fired in August for several disciplinary violations and Bynum,
who was in criminal investigations bureau, is currently suspended and stripped of police powers.
However, Maryland State Police did not confirm how all four individuals ended up shot, where the car
was headed and what Vicosa and Bynum’s motive may have been.