On Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5:04 p.m., the Salisbury Police Department was notified that an armed robbery was in progress at the Wells Fargo Bank, 866 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. During the robbery, an individual was shot inside the bank.
As officers were en route to the bank, SPD was notified that a vehicle in the area was either the source of shots fired or received shots fired. Later, a vehicle matching the same description was identified traveling at a high rate of speed near Brenner Avenue, Lincolnton and S. Fulton Street, and back towards Jake Alexander Blvd. SPD officers spotted the suspect vehicle and gave chase.
During the chase, the suspect vehicle crashed on Jake Alexander Blvd. Preliminarily, shots were fired, striking the suspect. The suspect has since died. Additional victims have been injured in this incident.
The FBI and SBI are assisting the SPD with the investigation of the bank robbery, officer-involved shooting, and other possible crimes committed by the suspect.
Further information on this incident will be provided as more facts are known.