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Suspect shot, killed during Lawrenceville bank robbery

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A robbery suspect is dead and an officer injured as a result of an officer-involved shooting at a Gwinnett County bank.

Authorities say the shooting occurred around 9:04 a.m. at the Wells Fargo bank on Lawrenceville Highway.

Police say the robber took the money and fled the bank, running across the highway and into a gas station parking lot.

According to Gwinnett County authorities, the officer and the suspect exchanged gunfire when they met each other on Bethesda Church Road; he was hiding behind a church. The suspect hit the officer with his gun and shot at him; the officer then shot the suspect and he died on the scene.

The officer was injured and transported to a local hospital.

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