A convicted killer identified as Gregg Thomas, 34, turned himself after he allegedly shot Baltimore police Sgt. Keith McNeil multiple times as the officer sat in his personal vehicle.
“One less suspect , one less killer on the streets of Baltimore,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. “We don’t know the motive. I don’t know why you would walk up to some one in a car and shoot them multiple times. All I can say is I thank God that my officer is still alive. I do thank God that his family will not be without a husband or a dad.”
Thomas, whom city police designated as public enemy No. 1, had been the focus of a dragnet that involved state police, officers from surrounding jurisdictions and two federal agencies.
Police considered Thomas armed and dangerous. Court records indicate he has a violent criminal history that includes serving time for a 2003 second-degree murder.
“Gregg Thomas is a coward. In early 2000, he took a human life, he went to prison for an amount of time, he got out early, he ambushed my officer. Gregg Thomas is a coward,” Batts said.
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