Dead suspect in bank robbery, carjacking ID'd


The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Bank of America located at the intersection of Old Peachtree Road and Sever Rd. The suspect of this robbery led police on pursuit and ended after the suspect carjacked a victim in the area of Steve Reynolds Blvd and Old Norcross. The bank robbery took place in unincorporated Suwanee within Gwinnett County and ended in unincorporated Duluth also within Gwinnett County.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Authorities have identified the man police shot to death after a brief, harrowing crime spree this week as 38-year-old Alnur Edwards, of Lawrenceville.

Edwards died from gunshot wounds he sustained in a shootout with police around lunchtime Tuesday near the intersection of Steve Reynolds and Satellite boulevards in Duluth.

Before bullets flew, Edwards robbed a Bank of America branch near Suwanee at gunpoint, carjacked a Dodge Charger and led police on a wild chase, smashing into several vehicles along the way, police said.

Little was known Thursday about Edwards' criminal history. He has no arrest record in Gwinnett County nor prison-sentence history with the Georgia Department of Corrections, according to records.

"He apparently has some type of criminal history from out of state," said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter. "I don't have the details on that at this time."

Investigators are still trying to determine how many shots were traded and how many times Edwards was hit, Ritter said.

Edwards reportedly ditched his getaway car in the parking lot of a Kroger, where he carjacked the Dodge Charger. From there, the chase made it less than a mile down Steve Reynolds Boulevard before the suspect stopped and exited the vehicle. Police confronted him, and shots were exchanged.

Edwards was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he later died.