The FBI has declined Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis’ request to take over the investigation of Detective Sean Suiter’s murder.
The Bureau said there is zero evidence connecting Suiter’s killing to the police corruption probe that he was scheduled to testify on the day after he was fatally shot.
Suiter was shot in the head with his own weapon while in a vacant lot in a bad neighborhood investigating a 2016 triple homicide.
According to Baltimore’s WBAL, FBI Assistant Director Stephen Richardson said in letter to Commissioner Davis that they will continue to support Baltimore police with “analytical, forensic and investigative support.” He added, “if we develop information that changes our assessment of the investigation, we will, of course, take appropriate action.”
The FBI will continue to offer the $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the case and the Baltimore Police Department still has a $215,000 active reward for that information as well.
Due to the fact that Suiter was scheduled to testify against other officers in the department on the day following his murder, Davis said he took the unusual step of asking the FBI to step in. It is also the FBI who is leading the ongoing corruption investigation into the department.
There is also no evidence to suggest that Suiter took his own life.