Suspect Charged After 2 Frederick Officers Shot: Police

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FREDERICK, MD — A Virginia man has been charged in connection with the shooting of two Frederick police officers on Friday, according to Maryland State Police.

Dominique Lamarr Lewis, 25, of Hampton, Virginia, is facing two counts of attempted first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, state police said.

Lewis, who was also shot during the altercation with officers, remains under guard in a Baltimore hospital where he was receiving treatment.

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The two officers shot Friday were Bryan Snyder, 43, and Kristen Kowalski, 32. Snyder is in his second year with the department, while Kowalski is in her ninth.

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Shortly before 12:45 p.m. Friday, Snyder and Kowalski were dispatched to a firearms complaint in Frederick. The 911 call reported a suspicious man, later identified as Lewis, in the area of Waverly Drive and Key Parkway, according to police.

Upon their arrival, the officers found Lewis sitting on an electrical box with a gun, police said. The two officers approached Lewis and asked him to show his hands, according to police, but Lewis ignored their requests.

Moments later, Lewis started to walk away from the officers but abruptly turned around and fired multiple rounds at them using a .45 caliber handgun, police said. The two officers returned fire, according to state police.

Both officers as well as Lewis were shot in the altercation. All three were flown to R. Adams CowleyShock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.

A motive has not been determined, according to police. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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