Officers from the Baltimore County Police Department arrived throughout the evening, including a mobile command vehicle, a tactical truck and several patrol vehicles. A private ambulance service had to wait for permission for access to the crime scene to make a pickup at a senior high-rise building inside the police crime scene tape.

Batts said he could not comment on whether Smith had any problems within the agency. As a member of the motorcycle unit, Smith took part in many high-profile events.

Of the surrender, Batts said, "We just gave it time. We gave it time, we had our psychologists speaking with him, trying to calm him down.

"We were very happy he released the toddler," he said. "We have a young lady who lost her life. That's the biggest focus right now."

Smith was being held without bail on Wednesday, according to court records.

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