On February 25 at 11:39 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to Eastpoint Mall for a report of a suspicious subject. When officers arrived on the scene, they were met by mall security personnel who had a suspect in the security office that they said had been impersonating a police officer in the mall.
The suspect that was in the mall security office was found to be in possession of the following items:
- Gold badge (Police Explorer) on a silver chain around his neck
- BB Gun holstered in a gun holster on a “police style” duty belt
- ASP baton attached to the belt
- Portable radio
An electronic control device (commonly referred to as a Tazer) was later found in the suspect’s vehicle.
Officers learned that the suspect is an explorer with the Baltimore City Police Department.
The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Savon Shakur Hamilton of the 4400 block of Maple Shade Drive 21213. Hamilton has been charged with impersonating a police officer and possession of an electronic control device. He has been released on $10,000 bail.