VIDEO: Baltimore Cop Rolls Up To Armed Robbery In-Progress, Robber Gets Dropped Like A Lead Balloon

A Baltimore police officer interrupted an armed robbery-in progress, and fatally shot the suspect, who was carrying a sawed-off shotgun.

Baltimore, MD - A Baltimore police officer who pulled up to an armed robbery in progress fatally shot the suspect as he ran out of the store, carrying a shotgun.

The incident was captured on video (video below.)

The incident occurred on Monday, October 16, about 2:50 AM, at a 7-11 located in the 6000 block of Harford Road near Glenmore Avenue, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Video from surveillance and the officer's body-cam show the suspect, age 20, pointing a shotgun at the clerk, and grabbing a bag of money from the cash register.

He wore a mask and a hooded shirt, and had a sawed-off shotgun that had white tape around the handle, according to WBALTV .

The suspect only got $26, before turning to run out the front door, still with the shotgun in his hand.

Baltimore Police Media Relations Chief T.J. Smith said, "The gun was raised as he left the store. The suspect had the opportunity inside the store, when he saw the police car with the steady lights showed up right in front of the business in clear view, to drop his weapon and say, 'I'm busted, you got me.' The suspect chose to run outside with a gun ready to go."

The police officer, whose name was not released, had just arrived, and quickly assessed the situation.

He fired multiple shots at the suspect, who fell to the sidewalk outside the store, as the officer called for backup and EMS. The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

No one else was injured. Police said that the shotgun was not loaded, and that the serial number had been altered and was unreadable.

Chief Smith said, "If that shotgun was pointed at you, it doesn't matter if it was loaded, you don't have time to ask questions."

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said that, based upon his review of the video footage, that the officer, who is a 17-year veteran, "did a great, great job."

"In this particular scenario, there was no time for de-escalation whatsoever."

He said the officer "showed presence of mind and grace under pressure," and noted that the officer had immediately activated his body-cam immediately after the shooting.

This decision automatically saved a 30-second loop of footage from before the body-cam was activated, which clearly showed the shooting.

Police said that the incident matched a pattern of over twenty commercial armed robberies in the area, and that the same shotgun appeared to have been used in those robberies.

They are still looking for a person of interest, who is seen on surveillance video scoping out the store before the robbery for about 35 seconds.

The suspect was also not identified, and police said that his name will be released after his family is notified. Officials said that the officer's name would be released in a few days.

You can see the video of the shooting below. WARNING - Graphic content:

Comments (22)
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DaytenMGriffin
DaytenMGriffin

LOL THIS THUG GOT TURNED INTO A HUMAN SPRINKLER! Good job to the Police officers.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Now that's the way to close out a string of robberies - Death by Offender.

Duder1897
Duder1897

Good riddance.

believer2003
believer2003

it scares me that my parents work down there. p.s. I'm 13 that's what scares me.

Don
Don

Hate he had to die, but there are consequences to your actions. The OFFICER did his job, the bad thing is this will bother him for the rest of his life. Shooting a person or even having to draw their weapon is the last thing ANY officer wants to do. Again, consequences for your actions, this thug chose his.

Doc45
Doc45

Is it true the police everywhere will replace all sirens with the national anthem? So when they go after the suspect the suspect will then take a knee? No officer was harmed in the making of this video! I love HAP HAP HAPPY endings!

blastingcaps
blastingcaps

Cue the BLM and ambulance chasers.. This was a good boy always making people laugh.. didnt even have bullets in his gun.. was just trying to get new shoes for school..There must be a paycheck here somewhere..

billinbranson
billinbranson

What handgun did that excellent officer employ so proficiently? I want one!

RetiredDep
RetiredDep

And he didn't get in trouble for failure to allow the criminal to freely express himself-----Baltimore get a new Mayor ?

TireIron
TireIron

Dirt bag, dirt nap. Sucks to have to take a life, but the perp forced the situation.

debo9091
debo9091

lol love it boom its over

dfnizzi
dfnizzi

AMF

57Sloride
57Sloride

@Blastingcaps, seriously? A good boy who was just trying to get new shoes for school? You think his family deserves a "paycheck"? It doesn't matter if the gun was loaded ore not. That doesn't make it okay. He robbed a 7-11 with a shotgun. Evidence shows this is the same suspect in 20 robberies in the area. Take a deep breath, a step back and open your eyes!

Shawnd0928
Shawnd0928

Blastingcaps ......it’s called getting a job

Righton17
Righton17

Good shooting.

cclaxton
cclaxton

Great shooting while target is moving.

rover77
rover77

#thuglife...ya know it's the hood when people 'shop' during an armed robbery

johnlaw484
johnlaw484

That story is so old it has whiskers.

Deny777
Deny777

One more down. Kills me the guy shopping didn't notice the shotgun. Great shooting there too!

K-9 319
K-9 319

Glad the Officer got to go home to his family, and was not injured. Live by the gun, die by the gun.