It started with a report of a hit-and-run in Norcross, and ended with an immolated 2006 silver Bentley Continental
in the parking lot of a local family entertainment center.
At around 3 a.m. Saturday, Gwinnett County Police said they responded to an accident near Jimmy Carter Boulevard near I-85.
Soon after, an officer saw a car — presumably the one involved in the hit-and-run — swerving near Brook Hollow Parkway. The officer chased, but eventually fell far behind as the driver ran off at high-speed.
Seconds later that same person, most likely under the influence of alcohol, police believe, hit a parked car and ignited outside the Malibu Grand Prix.
Several officers pulled the driver from the blaze. He died at the scene. The driver has been identified as Norcross resident Alfred Grooms, 37. The incident remains under investigation.
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