We don’t necessarily find the other possible scenarios more convincing. The idea that an assailant could have overpowered Suiter, taken his gun, killed him without leaving any traces of fingerprints or DNA, and disappeared in the few seconds that the detective was out of sight of his partner, is difficult to fathom. The theory that his death was an inside job connected with the GTTF case — an idea that has gained currency in the West Baltimore neighborhood where the killing took place and on social media — doesn’t make much sense either. Suiter’s testimony was, evidently, not remotely required to secure convictions in the case, and experience suggests that the Baltimore Police Department is not capable of anything like the coordination and single-mindedness that such a conspiracy would require. The IRB addresses the possibility of an accident, but that’s not convincing either, based on the angle of the wound and the position of Suiter’s body.