GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A suspect is useless following an officer-associated taking pictures finishes a hostage circumstance and a multi-county crime spree that began with an armed theft in Cleveland County.
According to investigators, the armed robbery happened on Earl Rd, in Cleveland County all around lunchtime on Thursday. A small time afterwards, Cherryville Law enforcement who was assisting Cleveland County in the armed theft investigation encountered the suspect. The suspect, whose identity is currently being withheld at this time by police, fled in a auto and led a pursuit with a number of agencies.
The suspect crashed the automobile on Freeway 279 close to Dick Beam Road. Right after a brief foot chase, photographs ended up fired immediately after Cherryville Law enforcement encountered the suspect all over again.
The suspect then fled on foot and an in depth manhunt transpired. Through the search, investigators received a suggestion that the suspect was at the Creekside Market place Deli in between Bessemer Metropolis and Cherryville in Gaston County.
As Gastonia Police, Gaston County Sheriff’s Workplace, and Gaston County Law enforcement arrived at the retail outlet, the suspect was found to be inside of with hostages. Pictures were fired once again and the suspect was fatally wounded.
Investigators say no hostages have been wounded, and no legislation enforcement officers were being hurt in either officer-included capturing.
North Carolina Condition Bureau of Investigations is investigating both of those of the officer-involved shootings. If you have any information and facts that might assist investigators about the crimes that happened, you’re asked to arrive at out to Gaston County Police or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.