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After Responding to Disorderly Report, Officer Shot and Killed

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say an officer who was shot while responding to a report of a disorderly person has died.

Acting Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones told news reporters Monday that Officer Thomas J. Bomba had died after undergoing hospital treatment.

Bomba had reported Monday morning that he encountered "disorderly subjects" at a parking garage. Jones said that when fellow officers arrived, they found Bomba suffering from a gunshot wound.

Jones said the case is being investigated as a homicide, but he also said there is no indication there is an "ongoing threat to public safety.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.