The fundraising website set up for the family of slain Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter has surpassed its goal of raising $50,000.
The official GoFundMe page for Suiter, created Nov. 19 and verified by the Baltimore Police Department, had raised $53,000 from 581 people in seven days. The site was shared 2,200 times as of Monday morning.
Suiter, 43, was shot once in the head on Nov. 15 in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. The 18-year veteran died the next day, leaving behind a wife and five children. Police say Suiter and a partner were conducting a follow-up investigation on a triple homicide in the 900 block of Bennett Place when he saw someone acting suspiciously in a vacant lot and approached.
Police said that Suiter is believed to have been killed with his own service weapon, which was fired at close range, and that there was evidence of a struggle before the shooting.
“Nicole Suiter, Sean’s wife, will directly receive all funds raised on this page,” the site’s description reads. “We the family would like to say thank you to everyone for their support and condolences. The outpouring of love has been amazing. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.”