Sketch released; suspect shot deputy at Tanger Outlets

Source: GBI

COMMERCE, GA (WSPA)– Deputies in Banks County, GA say they think a man who shot a deputy near the Tanger Outlets is now in the Atlanta area.

Wednesday, deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Atlanta Dragway.  Deputies say the man tried to kidnap the victim, then stole the victim’s car.

When officers tried to pull the suspect over at the Tanger Outlets, he shot a deputy still in his patrol car, before running away across I-85.  The deputy is expected to be okay.

According to the GBI, A Forensic Artist has completed a sketch of the man wanted for the shooting.  The suspect is described as an approximately 40-year-old black male dressed in black.

Agencies from throughout Northeast Georgia are participating in the search for the suspect. SWAT teams from both the Georgia State Patrol and Hall County Sheriff’s Office were on scene.

Anyone who comes in contact with the suspect should immediately call 911.

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