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BPD names officers who shot, killed armed robbery suspect outside Rite Aid parking lot

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 16:23:23-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Baltimore Police have identified two officers who shot and killed an armed man outside a Rite Aid parking lot last Wednesday.

Officer Joel Hawk is a 20-year veteran, and Ryan Glass joined the department in 2005.

Both are assigned to the Northern District, and responded after receiving information from detectives, that a car used in a robbery was sitting in the lot.

One of the officers spotted the vehicle with the driver, 24 year-old John Feggins still inside.

Feggins was ordered out of the car and was armed with a gun.

Police say he lunged at one of the officers, causing them to get into a struggle on the ground.

At some point Hawk and Glass fired their guns, killing Feggins.

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Harrison said Feggins was a person of interest from an October 9 robbery at the Horseshoe Casino.

The car Feggins was in, was also confirmed to be the one used in that robbery.

Hawk had a tooth knocked out, and both officers suffered minor injuries including scrapes and bruises from the struggle.

It's unclear how many times Feggins was shot and if he fired his weapon.

Police did recover the Feggins' gun.

Harrison said he has reviewed the officer's body worn camera footage, and will release it in accordance with his new policy.