A man was fatally shot by a Baltimore Police Department officer just seconds after police say he robbed a 7-Eleven Monday morning. Police say the robbery happened at about 2:50 a.m., as a police officer happened to be pulling into the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Harford Rd. and Glenmore Ave. The suspect ran out of the door with a sawed-off shotgun.
A police spokesman says the officer got out of the car and shot the suspect, who was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Police say the suspect has been identified as a 20-year-old man, but his next of kin have not yet been notified, so his name has not been released. It was later found that the suspect’s shotgun was not loaded, and the suspect had taken $26 during the robbery, according to police. Police also believe this suspect had worked with several others to rob 20-30 stores in the area recently. The officer is a 17-year veteran and is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.