Police have identified a Lawrenceville man as the bank robbery suspect who died from injuries sustained in a shootout with Gwinnett County Police officers earlier this week.
According to police, 38-year-old Alnur Edwards entered the Bank of America located at Old Peachtree Road at Sever Road on Sept. 20 at approximately 11:26 a.m. Edwards allegedly produced a handgun and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money.
Edwards reportedly left the scene in a tan-colored Honda. A Gwinnett County Police officer later spotted the Honda in the vicinity of Boggs Road and Duluth Highway. Edwards allegedly fled upon seeing the officer and the officer pursued.
The pursuit led to the area of Old Norcross Road and Pleasant Hill Road. Police say Edwards caused several traffic collisions during the pursuit.
Officers backed off the pursuit due to the dangerous conditions and briefly lost sight of Edwards. According to police, Edwards entered the Kroger parking lot at Old Norcross Road and Steve Reynolds Boulevard where he reportedly carjacked a vehicle.
Officers located Edwards as he was leaving the Kroger parking lot and again initiated pursuit. Edwards exited his vehicle near Satellite Boulevard and was confronted by officers.
"Gunfire erupted between the suspect and officers," said GCPD public information officer Cpl. Edwin Ritter in a released statement on Tuesday. "The suspect was subsequently shot during the exchange of gunfire and was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment where he later died from being shot."
No officers were injured during the incident. The victim of the carjacking received treatment for minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed or recorded any part of this incident is asked to contact the GCPD Homicide Unit at 770-513-5300.