Bank Robbery Suspect Shot by Police Dies

The man is suspected of robbing Bank of America branch in unincorporated Suwanee.

Updated: 4:10 p.m.

A man suspected of robbing a Suwanee-area bank Tuesday who was shot by Gwinnett Police after a chase that ended in a shootout in unincorporated Duluth died of his injuries after being transported to the hospital.

Police say the man is alleged to have robbed a on Old Peachtree Road at Sever Road.

The police investigation revealed that a black male entered the Bank of America branch, displayed a handgun and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money, according to an emailed press release from Gwinnett Police containing details. The suspect then left in a tan colored Honda.

A description of the suspect and vehicle was broadcast to all officers. 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. The suspect 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. The suspect 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 the suspect as he was exiting the Kroger parking onto Steve Reynolds Boulevard. Officers continued to pursue the suspect when he stopped the vehicle near Satellite Boulevard. The suspect exited his vehicle and was confronted by pursuing officers. Gunfire erupted between the suspect and officers. The suspect was subsequently shot during the exchange of gunfire, police said. He was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment where he later died.

Identification of the victim is being withheld pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.

No officers were injured. The victim of the carjacking received treatment for minor injuries and is expected to be okay, police reported.

Gwinnett Police wish to speak with anyone that eyewitnessed or recorded any part of this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at 770-513-5300.


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