On Thursday, May 31 at approximately 12:36 p.m. a person entered the First National Bank at 322 E. Innes Street in Salisbury and robbed the location of an undisclosed amount of money. Officers were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle and engaged in a multi-jursidictional vehicle pursuit, which led them to 1101 Mendenhall Street in the City of Thomasville.
Once the vehicle turned onto Mendenhall Street, the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee into Anderson RC Hobby Shop.
A citizen attempted to stop the suspect from entering the store. The suspect produced a knife and stabbed the citizen multiple times. The officers then confronted the suspect and more than one officer used their taser to take the suspect in to custody. The tasers proved ineffective. The suspect still in possession of the knife, was shot by a Salisbury Police Officer. An additional suspect is being treated at the hospital for an unrelated medical issue.
The identity of the suspect shot is currently being verified.
Law Enforcement Jurisdictions involved:
Salisbury Police Department
Rowan County Sheriff
Davidson County Sheriff
Thomasville Police Department