Police ID N. Carolina bank robbery suspect killed by cops
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.