David Emory Linthicum of Cockeysville remains in jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed carjacking after waiving his rights to a court appearance Monday.

Linthicum is accused of shooting two officers and leading police on a three-day manhunt last week that stretched from Baltimore County to Harford County.

Baltimore County Police were called to Linthicum’s home because his father worried the 24-year-old was having suicidal thoughts, officers wrote in charging documents.

Debbie Levi, attorney for David Linthicum, said in a statement: “There will be no hearing in this case today. As the media initially reported, this began as a response to a person in crisis. We are hopeful that this process will be fair and just, as this is a situation that requires ultimate compassion for all who are involved.”

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Linthicum was apprehended Friday in Harford County.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.


Penelope Blackwell is a Breaking News/Accountability reporter with The Banner. Previously, she covered local government in Durham, NC, for The News & Observer. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Morgan State University and her master’s in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. 

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