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A double homicide suspect was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer after he reportedly went on a shooting spree throughout the day.
According to the Baltimore Police Department, an off-duty officer was getting a haircut when an unidentified suspect came in and opened fire killing one of the barbers. The officer returned fire, ultimately killing the gunman.
Authorities are praising the officer’s quick and decisive actions.
“That member of our department, who was armed while off-duty and in plain clothes, responded to the shooting immediately and with great bravery, produced his firearm and fired at the perpetrator striking the perpetrator, who we now know has expired from his injuries,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison of the Baltimore Police Department.
The suspect allegedly had been driving around shooting customers in barbershops, killing at least two people and injuring a third before ending up at the shop where the officer was.