Armed robbery suspect fires shots into air, flees police in Paulding

Police in both Paulding and Douglas counties were searching Friday afternoon for a man accused in an armed robbery and shooting.

The man, whose name was not released, attempted to steal a vehicle on Winn Road, near Douglasville, Sgt. Ashley Henson with the Paulding Sheriff’s Office said.

When deputies arrived at the scene, the man fired off several shots into the air, Henson said. The man then dropped the gun and ran into woods on the Paulding-Douglas county line. Deputies and officers from both counties were searching for the suspect late Friday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Nearby South Paulding County High School was placed on lockdown during the search for the suspect, Henson said.

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