BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An armed suspect was shot and killed and two officers were injured during a police-involved shooting at a Rite Aid in north Baltimore Wednesday morning.
The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old John Feggins from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of York Road near the city-county line.
According to Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, a detective called in a report to the Northern District about a suspect vehicle linked to a Oct. 9 robbery at the Horseshoe Casino.
The first officer to arrive spotted the vehicle inside the Rite Aid parking lot. Harrison said the officer then tried to engage the driver inside the vehicle. The officer ordered the subject out of the vehicle and began his investigation.
The officer identified the driver as a person of interest in that robbery at the casino from October 9. Harrison said according to video the subject was seen launching at the officer with a gun in his hand.
“There was a struggle that ensued and that struggle took both of them to the ground,” he said.
At that time, a second officer was arriving and rendered aid and in order to prevent the suspect from shooting, both officers fired their gun.
The suspect was shot at that time and died after he was transported to an area hospital. Harrison didn’t know how many times he was shot.
Police are looking at video from body and surveillance cameras to investigating the shooting.
The investigation will be overseen by the consent decree monitor.
The officers received minor injuries are being treated for their injuries. They were reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.
“I can say from the officers — what we saw in this video — the officer was very professional, was very poised until the struggle ensued,” Harrison added. “The officers were out here doing their job. They were engaged following up on a lead that was given to them.”
York Road had been shut down at Gittings on the southbound side.
Eyewitness tell WJZ they heard gunshots then saw two officers scuffling with an armed suspect in the Rite Aid parking lot.
The officers involved will be administratively reassigned during this investigation.