Police dog, killed in Gwinnett Co, buried in Barrow Co

18 year-old suspect killed by police

Gwinnett County SWAT dog Blue was buried in Barrow County Tuesday, laid to rest at a pet cemetery in Bethlehem. Blue was killed in last week’s police shootout with a suspect in Norcross. The 18 year-old from Stone Mountain was himself shot and killed by Gwinnett Police.

From WSB TV…

The shootout happened in a wooded area behind the Intown Suites along Indian Trail Road in the Norcross area.

Police said members of the Gwinnett County Gang Task Force noticed a suspected stolen car in the hotel’s parking lot and confronted the man and woman sitting inside.

That’s when the couple took off and ran into the woods behind the hotel. Gwinnett police said they called in the SWAT team and the department’s air unit to help search for the couple.

About an hour later, shots rang out. Police said the male suspect fired at the officers and the officers returned fire, killing the man.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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