Off-duty officer fatally shoots alleged robber

Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 17:53:50-05

One man is dead after police say he tried to rob an off-duty Baltimore police officer over the weekend.

Police say Edel Moreland allegedly approached the off-duty officer on Homewood Road in Linthicum, pulled a gun and demanded money.

The officer pulled his service weapon and shot Moreland, police said.

Investigators say Moreland was carrying a realistic-looking toy gun.

The officer is an 18-year veteran of the police force and has been placed on routine administrative duties.