Off-duty Baltimore officer kills burglar in home invasion

October 23, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say an off-duty Baltimore officer fatally shot a suspect who broke into his home, woke him up and tried to rob him.

Baltimore Police spokesman Capt. Jarron Jackson says authorities received a 911 call at about 11:30 a.m. Monday from an off-duty police officer who said he’d shot a suspect who had broken into his home in Northeast Baltimore.

Jackson says the burglar confronted the officer, who was sleeping at the time, and demanded money. He says a struggle ensued and the officer wrestled the handgun out of the suspect’s hands and shot him. Police say the suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. The officer was not injured during the struggle.

Police have not yet identified the officer or the suspect.

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