Baltimore police officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

October 16, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has fatally shot an armed robbery suspect at a convenience store.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the shooting happened just before 3 a.m. Monday at a 7-Eleven store in northeast Baltimore.

Police said an officer was checking in on the store when he came upon a robbery in progress.

WBAL New Radio reports that a police spokeswoman says the officer shot the suspect in the store’s parking lot. She said the suspect had a sawed-off shotgun. He later died at a hospital.

Police said the officer is a 17-year veteran of the police department. The spokeswoman said the officer was wearing a body camera. That video will be reviewed.

The officer, store employees and witnesses were not injured.


Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com

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