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