Baltimore officer cleared in robbery suspect shooting death
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say a Baltimore police officer who fatally shot an armed robbery suspect at a 7-Eleven store was justified.
The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s office released a report Tuesday that clears Kevin Amy and says 20-year-old Eric Garrison posed a threat to both Amy and nearby citizens.
Amy shot Garrison twice on Oct. 16 as Garrison left the store with a shotgun in hand.
Police released footage from Amy’s body camera and store surveillance cameras, and then-Commissioner Kevin Davis praised Amy’s actions. This week’s report included accounts from four civilian witnesses and three officers who arrived after the shooting.
Police spokesman T.J. Smith said Tuesday that Amy was left with no choice in the confrontation, which highlighted the danger officers faced working in Baltimore.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com