HOWARD CO.-- Howard County police in Maryland are searching for a man suspected of shooting a police officer Wednesday afternoon in Laurel.
Officials say the officer was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while responding to the 9500 block of Washington Boulevard in Savage for a report of man with a gun.
The injured officer was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he is listed in serious condition, police said.
A serach for the suspect is being conducted with aviation, K-9 and foot patrols as well as with the assistance of surrounding jurisdictions.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.