Police ID N. Carolina bank robbery suspect killed by cops

November 11, 2017

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have identified the bank robbery suspect shot and killed following a chase.

Salisbury police on Friday identified the man as 25-year-old Paul Jones III.

Authorities told media outlets officers got a call of a bank robbery at a Wells Fargo branch on Thursday, and that a customer had been shot.

Police Chief Jerry Stokes said the customer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As officers headed to the bank, police say dispatchers were notified shots were being fired from a car or at a car. Officers spotted and chased the car, which Stokes said hit another vehicle.

He said Jones either pointed a gun or shot at police. Several officers fired shots, hitting the man, who died.

State and federal authorities are investigating.

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