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7-Eleven opens after robbery suspect killed in police-involved shooting

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Posted at 7:07 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 17:39:39-04

A 7-Eleven where a deadly police-involved shooting happened early Monday morning has reopened only hours later.

Police say the suspect is a 20-year-old male, who has also been implicated in 20-30 robberies in Baltimore along with others.

According to officials, the weapon has been identified as a sawed-off shotgun with an obliterated serial number.

Officers said the incident occurred around 2:50 Monday morning at the intersection of Harford Road and Glenmore Avenue.

According to officials, the officer saw a robbery taking place inside the store during a routine stop and called the robbery in on the radio.

When the suspect saw the officer, he came outside with a shotgun. Shots were fired but officials said the suspect did not shoot at the officer.

The officer, a 17-year veteran, shot the suspect who was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

There was a customer inside the store at the time of the incident. That person was not hurt.

The 7-Eleven says their clerk did everything right. They handed the man the money and while he was running away he ran into the officer. 

Police said they will review footage from surveillance cameras outside of the store.

They say the officer was also wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. Police have reviewed and released the footage from the body camera and surveillance.

The officer was put on routine administrative leave.