GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County police officer shot and killed a bank robbery suspect Monday morning.
The suspect was shot shortly after 9 a.m. after reportedly robbing the Wells Fargo at Lawrenceville Highway and Bethesda School Road in unincorporated Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said investigators responded to an armed robbery call at the bank. The suspect ran from the Wells Fargo to Bethesda United Methodist Church, about half a mile away, where he was confronted by a police officer in the rear parking lot.
Police said the suspect hit the officer over the head with an "Airsoft gun". The officer fired several shots, hitting the suspect multiple times and killing him. The suspect was identified as 24 year old John Schneider.
The police officer was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and treated for a cut on his head.