A Baltimore homicide detective was killed with his own service weapon while preparing to testify against fellow officers accused in a drug trafficking scheme.
Sean Suiter, 43, was shot dead in the head on November 15 and authorities said there was evidence of a fight, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury about a case that alleged policemen in his city had conspired with Philadelphia officials to sell cocaine and heroin seized from the streets of Baltimore, according to Philly.com.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said authorities had no reason to believe that Suiter's murder was related to his pending testimony, according to The Baltimore Sun.
"The BPD and FBI has no information that this incident … is part of a conspiracy," Davis said.
Commissioner Davis said authorities are offering a $ 215,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the Suitor murder, the Sun reported.