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Police shoot, kill armed man connected to robbery at Horseshoe Casino

Posted at 10:04 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 08:36:34-04

BALTIMORE — Two Baltimore Police officers shot and killed an armed man, who was a person of interest in a robbery at Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino.

It happened Wednesday around 9:30 a.m. in the Rite Aid parking lot in the 6300 block of York Road.

Commissioner Michael Harrison said the officers received information from detectives with the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, that a car used in the casino robbery was sitting in the Rite Aid lot.

A Northern District patrol officer responded and spotted the vehicle with the driver inside, and ordered him out of the vehicle.

Police identified the driver as 24 year-old John Feggins from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Feggins got out armed with a gun and lunged at the officer, causing the officer to take him to the ground.

At some point during the struggle, two officers fired their guns, striking and killing Feggins.

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

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

One of the officers had a tooth knocked out according to Harrison, and both suffered minor injuries including scrapes and bruises from the struggle.

It's unclear how many times the 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.

Neither officer has been identified.