Cajacker shot and killed by police www.privateofficer.com
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Henry County police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the incident began early Thursday morning when a man took a motorcycle at gunpoint from a Wal-Mart. Police said the suspect fired a shot during the robbery.
“The suspect actually took a motorcycle from an individual there,” said Cpt. Jason Bolton with the Henry County Police Department.
Police were called and said the suspect tried to ambush them after he crashed the stolen motorcycle. Police said the suspect ran into some nearby woods off Highway 42 in Stockbridge.
“I saw the helicopter and then I saw the police presence with guns drawn out over their cars pointed towards the wood line. It looked like something out of a movie,” said witness Laron Hill.
Shortly after Hill drove by the scene, he heard gunfire, he said. “It was rapid gunfire. It sounded like probably 50 shots and you could see flashes in the rearview mirror,” said Hill.
Several Henry County police officers shot and killed the robbery suspect.
“Multiple shots were fired at the officers by the suspect. Ultimately, officers did return fire. The suspect was struck and was killed,” said Bolton.
Henry County police shut down Highway 42 near North Henry Boulevard and called in the GBI to handle the investigation.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
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