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Armed burglar breaks into officer's home. He doesn't make it out alive.
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Armed burglar breaks into officer's home. He doesn't make it out alive.

An armed burglar is dead after breaking into an off-duty Baltimore police officer's home Monday morning.

What happened?

  • The break-in occurred in the Frankford area of Baltimore around 11:30 a.m. according to the Baltimore Sun.
  • The unnamed officer was sleeping and was awakened by the intruder, who reportedly confronted him.
  • According to police, the armed burglar demanded money from the officer.
  • The officer purportedly began wrestling with the burglar, angling to get a grip on the intruder's gun.
  • Police said the officer disarmed the intruder and turned his own gun on him, fatally shooting him.
  • The Sun reported that the officer, who was home alone at the time of the botched burglary, phoned 911 to report the incident.
  • The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

What is being said about the incident?

  • Police told the Sun that the investigation is ongoing and would not release details about how the suspect reportedly gained access to the officer's home.
  • Captain Jarrod Jackson of the Baltimore Police Department said, "What makes this investigation different from other police-involved shootings is that the police officer in this incident was the victim of a burglary. He wasn’t working. He didn’t have his body-worn camera on. He wasn’t responding to a call for service."

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