Cobb County

Man accused of armed robbery shot during police chase, officials say

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have both been called to an officer-involved shooting in Powder Springs.

Channel 2′s Tom Jones was on Brownsville Road, where there was a large police presence Monday night and a car crashed into the woods.

Police said officers were chasing an armed robbery suspect when they felt threatened and started shooting at him. The suspect was hit in the arm and kept driving.

Police were able to perform a PIT maneuver, which caused the driver to crash into the woods.


Police say they approached the car and the driver surrendered. Police said they believe the suspect is connected to several armored truck robberies, including one in Cherokee County on Monday morning.

A Brinks security guard was shot during an attempted robbery, police said. That officer is stable.

It’s unclear if the suspect, who has not been identified, is also connected to the armed robbery of a Loomis armored car on Metropolitan parkway on Sunday.

In that incident, the robbery suspect and the driver fired shots at each other but the robber got away.