BALTIMORE — Baltimore's police commissioner says he's considering removing his department's homicide unit from the investigation into the unsolved death of one of their own detectives.

Commissioner Darryl De Sousa told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday it was "unfair" to have had the homicide unit investigate the November fatal shooting of Detective Sean Suiter, as his death is "too close to home." Suiter was killed in an on-duty attack a day before he was to testify in a police corruption case.

His comments come as the department finalizes an agreement with a six-member panel to review Suiter's death. City officials had previously said the outside panel would assess the case while the homicide unit continued as primary investigators.

The FBI previously rejected then-Commissioner Kevin Davis' request to take over the case.