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Off-Duty Baltimore Officer Kills Man Who Tried to Rob Him with Toy Gun

December 21, 2015  | 

An off-duty Baltimore officer shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who police say tried to rob him with what turned out to be a toy gun.

The shooting Saturday at 1:30 a.m. on a block of homes decorated with Christmas lights in the Baltimore suburb of Linthicum Heights was being investigated by Anne Arundel County Police, Fox reported. Police said, according to the the station, that the officer fired in self-defense. They identified the robbery suspect as 32-year-old Edel Moreland.

The officer, who was not identified, is an 18-year veteran of the department assigned to the special operations unit.

Police determined after the shooting that Moreland’s weapon was a realistic-looking toy gun that reportedly looked like a black revolver


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Leonard Mather @ 12/21/2015 8:21 PM

Darwin Award nomination for Edel Moreland! For those in favor of Obama's fixation on gun removal, this event appropriately demonstrates what could follow when guns are prohibited. Realistic look-alike toys can still bring results: robbery by way of fear and/or getting shot by reason of fear of life. Kudos to the LEO taking appropriate action.

John retired IA PD @ 12/21/2015 9:56 PM

On or off duty you still must be vigilant. I wonder what kind of record the suspect had. Stay safe blues.

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