Baltimore police officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

Associated Press

Baltimore — 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.

A police spokeswoman told WMAR-TV that the officer called in the robbery on his police radio. She said at that point, the suspect came outside carrying a sawed-off shotgun. She said that’s when the officer shot him. He later died at a hospital.

Police said the man did not fire a shot.

WMAR posted video showing a gun on the pavement.

The officer is a 17-year veteran. The spokeswoman said he was wearing a body camera.