Former Baltimore Police Officer, His Two Daughters, and Accomplice Confirmed Dead in Murder-Suicide After Manhunt

manhunt, that lasted for days through multiple states, ended in tragedy in Western Maryland Thursday.

Maryland State Police confirmed Robert Vicosa was found dead along with his two children and his alleged accomplice, Sgt. Tia Bynum in what they say was a murder-suicide.

Police say Bynum was found in the driver seat of a car-jacked Ford Edge. Vicosa was in the backseat with his two daughters, Aaminah and Giana.  As police were closing in, the SUV crashed into a fence in Smithsburg and crisis negotiators soon moved in. After multiple verbal commands yielded no response, police utilized two 40 mm sponge rounds to break the front passenger side window.

They found everyone in the car had gunshot wounds. Three were pronounced dead on the scene. One of the little girls was flown to a trauma center, where she later died. An assault rifle along with other firearms was also found inside the vehicle.

Police did not say who they believe committed the murders.

The three-day manhunt rattled dozens of communities.

“Everybody was just all shaken up by it,” said Bonnie Ziegler.

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SOURCE: CBS Baltimore, Annie Rose Ramos

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