DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. Jan 22 2018
A robbery at a grocery store in Fulton County ended with the fatal shooting of the robbery suspect.
Police said that the man entered the Kroger store at the Winters Chapel Road Saturday armed with a gun.
Police say that the suspect in the armed robbery, which occurred at the Kroger at 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek, had pulled into the parking lot and entered the store forcing his way into a register at the Kroger.
Police say that it was a witness who intially followed the suspect to the parking lot on Winters Chapel Road where Dunwoody police officers and a Johns Creek police officer located the vehicle and suspect.
When confronted by officers, police said the suspect did not obey their commands and exited the vehicle. Fearing for his safety and the safety of others, an officer fired one shot, striking the suspect, according to police.
The suspect was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for emergency care, where he was pronounced dead.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now investigating this incident.