Man Dies After Jumping From I-85 Bridge Overpass
A man leaped from the Center Way overpass onto the northbound lane in unincorporated Norcross.
A man committed suicide Monday night by jumping from a bridge overpass on I-85 in Gwinnett County, police say.
Around 11 p.m., a Gwinnett County Police officer saw a man sitting on the Center Way overpass above I-85 North, according to the police report.
The officer attempted to speak with the man, later identified as Lamonte A. Shaw, a 38-year-old from Peachtree Corners, but he jumped off the bridge before he could be stopped.
He struck the roadway, and on-scene medics confirmed that Shaw had died.
While officers were at the scene, family members started arriving to look for Shaw. They told police that Shaw had left a suicide note at his Nobel Forest Drive home and on Facebook that said he was going to jump off the Center Way bridge.
Shaw had left his wallet and phone on the bridge before he jumped so that he could be identified, police reported.
His truck was located at a QuikTrip parking lot at Center Way and Brook Hollow Parkway.