ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An alleged bank robber out of Michigan is dead after a self inflicted gunshot while police closed in on him about 4 p.m. today, April 30.
Alpharetta police received a call from a detective from St. Clair County, a suburb of Detroit Michigan, who said he was tracking a suspect wanted in connection with several bank robberies.
The suspect was tracked traveling southbound out of Forsyth County and entering Alpharetta about 4 p.m., said George Gordon, an Alpharetta Police Department spokesman.
The yet unnamed suspect was spotted by Alpharetta police as he entered the city and a slow speed chase ensued.
The suspect, Gordon said refused to stop for officers. The suspect then pulled into a strip mall at the intersection of Old Milton and North Point parkways.
As he pulled into the mall, he tried to lose police but was stuck in traffic. As the man was stopped, police converged on him with guns drawn and the suspect shot himself, Gordon said.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the Oakland Press, in addition to being a suspect in the St. Clair County bank robbery over the weekend, the man may have held up other banks in Michigan.
Witnesses had described the bandit as a white male in his 40s, between 5 foot 9 and 5 foot 11, with a medium build. He wore dark sunglasses and a dark T-shirt.