The man who allegedly robbed a Bank of America branch in unincorporated Suwanee and led Gwinnett Police on a chase that ended with a gunfire exchange in unincorporated Duluth on Tuesday has been identified. He later died at the hospital.
In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, GCPD identified that man as 38-year-old Alnur Edwards of Lawrenceville.
Surveillance video shows a black man, believed to be Edwards, entering the bank at Sever and Old Peachtree roads, wielding a gun and demanding an undisclosed amount of money. He then left in a tan Honda.
A Gwinnett police officer spotted the suspect and his vehicle in the area of Boggs Road and Duluth Highway in unincorporated Duluth. The suspect fled from the officer upon sight, and the officer pursued the suspect.
The vehicle pursuit continued to the area of Old Norcross and Pleasant Hill Roads. Edwards caused several collisions with innocent citizens at that intersection and continued in the direction of Steve Reynolds Boulevard and Old Norcross Road, police reported.
Due to the dangerous conditions of the pursuit, police officers backed off the chase and lost sight of the suspect momentarily. Edwards reportedly continued to the parking lot of the Kroger at the intersection of Old Norcross Road and Steve Reynolds Boulevard where he subsequently carjacked a vehicle from an innocent victim, police said.
Officers located Edwards as he was exiting the Kroger parking onto Steve Reynolds Boulevard. Officers continued to pursue him when he stopped the vehicle near Satellite Boulevard. The suspect exited his vehicle and was confronted by pursuing officers. Gunfire erupted between Edwards and officers. The suspect was subsequently shot during the exchange of gunfire, police said. Edwards was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment where he later died.
No officers were injured. The victim of the carjacking received treatment for minor injuries and is expected to be okay.