Baltimore Police Release Bodycam Video Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Armed Robbery Suspect
I wonder, when will the hate-group known as “Black Lives Matter” plan their protest regarding this ? Even though the video clearly shows the suspect was armed, the weapon wasn’t loaded, so BLM can claim (like they always do) that this was just another act of genocide by the police. I mean, don’t let silly things like overwhelming evidence in the form of body-cam footage get in the way of a reason to riot and burn the city down…again.
The man was shot and killed by a Baltimore Police Department officer just seconds after police say he robbed a 7-Eleven. 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 victim 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.
The officer is a 17-year veteran and is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 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 say the officer had no choice but to fire. Commissioner Kevin Davis commended the officer for doing exactly what he’s trained to do. Police also believe this suspect had worked with several others to rob 20-30 stores in the area recently. Authorities say no one was hurt by the gunman. This incident was the fourth police-involved shooting this year, which have all had released police body cam video.
H/T – baltimore.cbslocal.com