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ROBBERY ATTEMPT LEADS TO STABBING AND OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
(Buford, Ga., September 2, 2022) – Gwinnett Police responded to a robbery call at the Macy’s located at the Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr. at 11:22 a.m. A male, later identified as Jose Reyes-Serrato (27-year-old male, Loganville) entered the store and began smashing the jewelry cases and taking the jewelry. A store employee attempted to intervene and was stabbed, resulting in life threatening injuries. Reyes ran from the store and got into a grey pick-up truck.
Gwinnett Police officers encountered Reyes a short distance away in his vehicle as he was fleeing the scene. One officer attempted to ram the vehicle to stop the suspect but he continued to try to flee. When Reyes got out and attempted to run on foot, one officer fired his weapon, hitting the suspect at least once.
Currently, the victim is hospitalized with severe injuries. The suspect is in stable condition, and both are at the hospital. Our officers moved decisively to stop the suspect in that moment because this is a high traffic area and Reyes posed an immediate threat to the safety of the public.