Natalie Ammons, deputy director for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, identified the kidnapping suspect shot dead by a Braselton Police officer at a Loganville area Kroger Saturday as Aigon Andrew Wallace, 25. She reported that Wallace was wanted for “kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated stalking.”
“At approximately 2:58 p.m., Braselton PD officers located Wallace in a parked vehicle in the Kroger parking lot at 910 Athens Highway in Loganville. When officers made contact with Wallace, he attempted to flee and resisted arrest. An officer tackled him and during the altercation, Wallace attempted to draw two knives from his pockets. One officer fired during the incident, striking Wallace,” Ammons said in a press release. “Wallace was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center but died from his wound. Two knives were recovered at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident.”
Ammons said the investigation is ongoing and, once complete, it will be turned over to the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office for review. She said the reason that Braselton police officers were on the scene and working in the Gwinnett County jurisdiction is because they are also sworn peace officers in Gwinnett County.
Braselton Police Department had put out a BOLO for Wallace the day before asking for information on Wallace in relations to a domestic violence incident that occurred on July 22 at a local business. The BOLO noted that the suspect had been seen driving a 2009 Pontiac Vibe, white with red pinstripes, and has been known to live in and frequent the Loganville, Auburn and Dacula areas. It warned that he needed to be considered armed and dangerous.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation gave a brief update on the situation involving an officer-involved shooting in the unincorporated Loganville area of Gwinnett County on Saturday afternoon.
“On Saturday, August 3, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Braselton Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that Braselton Police Department officers were searching for a male suspect who was wanted for kidnapping,” said Nelly Miles, director of the office of public affairs for the GBI. “At approximately 2:58 p.m., Braselton officers located the subject in a parked vehicle in the Kroger parking lot at 910 Athens Highway in Loganville. When officers made contact with the subject, he attempted to flee. Officers tackled the subject and during the altercation, the subject produced a knife. One officer fired during the incident, striking the subject. The subject was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, but he died from his wound.”
At this time the suspect’s name or the details of the alleged kidnapping have not been released. Miles said a press release should be issued Sunday or Monday.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Gwinnett Police Department are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday outside the Kroger on Highway 78/Rosebud Road in the unincorporated Loganville area of Gwinnett County.
“The shooting that occurred will be involving Braselton PD. We are just providing support at this time and are not involved,” Gwinnett County Public Information Office reported, referring any further questions to the Braselton Police Department.
WSBTV is reporting that a Braselton Police officer fatally shot a kidnapping suspect. GBI confirmed that it is working the incident and that no officers were injured in the incident.