Catonsville shooting: Police officer Jason Schneider dead, suspect wounded

In this undated photo released by the Baltimore County Police Department on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, Police Officer First Class Jason Schneider poses for a photo. Schneider, 36, has died at Shock Trauma after being shot while serving a warrant in Catonsville, Md. (AP Photo/Baltimore County Police Department)

August 28, 2013 1:11:15 PM PDT
A Catonsville police officer was shot to death while serving a search warrant in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Police Officer Jason Schneider, 36, was shot several times. He was about to serve a search warrant when the suspect opened fire. Schneider returned the fire.

The offender was also injured and is hospitalized.

Schneider was a 13-year veteran of law enforcement, spending 10 years in a special tactical unit of the Baltimore County Police Department, where was the unit's leader.

"This is particularly hard. He was a great guy. Can you imagine what he did in 10 years of tactical?" Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said.