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