Man killed by Dunwoody police had robbed Subway restaurant weeks earlier, police say

A man shot and killed by police in Dunwoody last month was responsible for many metro area robberies, including a Subway restaurant in Cherokee County, police said.

Officials linked Jason Lappe to the New Year’s Day robbery in Woodstock, police spokeswoman Brittany Page said Thursday.

The 44-year-old used a semiautomatic handgun to rob the Subway restaurant in the 12000 block of Highway 92 in Woodstock, Page said.

Lappe allegedly broke into a register at a Kroger on Holcomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek on Jan. 22, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

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A witness followed him to a shopping center parking lot in the 5000 block of Winters Chapel Road, where Dunwoody and Johns Creek police identified him as the robbery suspect, Dunwoody police Sgt. Robert Parsons said.

“When confronted by officers, the suspect did not comply with their verbal commands and exited the vehicle,” Parsons said. “Fearing for his safety and the safety of others, an officer fired one shot, striking the suspect.”

Lappe was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.

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