Police: Off-duty DC officer shot and killed in Baltimore

WASHINGTON — A D.C. police officer was shot and killed Saturday morning while off-duty in West Baltimore.

Baltimore officers found 40-year-old Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr. with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, as well as a 43-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg around 12:45 a.m.

Both victims were transported to a hospital, where Mason died from his injuries and the woman was treated.

According to Baltimore police, investigators believe the victims were sitting inside a parked car on the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue when the unknown suspect approached and began shooting.

Sources tell the Washington Post the shooting may be domestic-related. Detectives are looking into links with Mason’s personal relationships.

D.C. police say Mason was on desk duty at the time he was killed, According to news reports, his police powers had been suspended after he allegedly pointed a gun at a subordinate inside a D.C. police station.

Baltimore’s Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives division is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about the shooting. Baltimore police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. Tips can also be texted to 443-902-4824.

Below is a map of where officers found the two victims.


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