Slain officer honored for solving package thefts

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County police officer who was killed as she investigated a suspicious vehicle had recently won an award for solving a rash of holiday package thefts.

Officer Amy Caprio died Monday after confronting a person in a Jeep. Authorities have not confirmed how she was killed, but a witness reported hearing a pop before seeing a Jeep run her over.

Caprio was a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

In December, she won the “Officer of the Month” award for the Parkville precinct. Her investigation led to the identification and arrest of two suspects in numerous package thefts in eastern Baltimore County and neighboring jurisdictions.

A 16-year-old identified by police as Dawnta Anthony Harris has been charged with first-degree murder in Caprio’s death.