Four people were pronounced dead during an attempted traffic stop in Maryland, while the state was on the lookout for two former police officers who were armed and dangerous. Police revealed two of the deceased were former cops on Thursday night.
As per Maryland State Police, three people, including a lady driver, an older man, and a child, were reported deceased at the scene near Smithsburg late Thursday afternoon.
According to authorities, a fourth passenger, a toddler, was medevacked to a medical Centre and pronounced dead.
During a news conference, Elena Russo, a spokesman for Maryland State Police, stated that all four seemed to have been shot. She said that the automobile had veered off the road and collided with a fence line.
Later Thursday, Maryland State Police stated they were able to identify the deceased persons.
Tia Bynum, 35, a former Baltimore County police officer, sat in the front seat of the automobile. Emergency medical professionals pronounced her deceased at the spot.
“Bynum was wanted by the Baltimore County Police Department and was thought to be armed and dangerous,” they stated. Robert Vicosa, 41, a former police officer, was recognized as the man in the rear seat. He was also declared dead at the scene and was sought for a number of criminal offences in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Tia Bynum, 35, a former Baltimore County police officer, was in the front seat of the car. At the spot, emergency officials declared her death. “Bynum was wanted by the Baltimore County Police Department and was thought to be armed,” they stated.
The man in the back seat was identified as Robert Vicosa, 41, a former police officer. He was also died at the scene and had previously been wanted for numerous criminal offenses in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Children and adults, as per police, have been brought to the Office of the Chief Forensic Pathologist in Baltimore for postmortem.
Vicosa and Bynum reportedly perpetrated a kidnapping and robbery in the Cockeysville, Maryland, region on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to authorities, Vicosa was equipped with a semi-automatic weapon and his daughters were present throughout the crime.
According to Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt, the suspects reportedly carjacked a man and forced him to drive them before releasing the victim unharmed.
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