Man Who Robbed Nail Salon, Exchanged Gunfire With Police, Stole Police Car, Injured Police Officer Identified As Gulfport, Miss., Man

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A man is dead after robbing a nail salon on Brainerd Road Saturday night, engaging in a gunbattle with police, then stealing a police cruiser. He was identified as Antonio Sheffield, 36, of Gulfport, Miss.

At approximately 5:39 p.m. Chattanooga Police responded to an attempted robbery at Tiffany Nails, 5509 Brainerd Road.  About an hour later, a suspect was located near the CVS Pharmacy on Brainerd Road who was identified as Darryl Roberts, 46, and was detained in the rear seat of a marked patrol car.  

Shortly after, the officers made contact with a second suspect (unknown name at this time) at the Economy Inn, 5505 Brainerd Road, when the suspect shot at the officers. The officers returned fire and the suspect fled on foot around the building. The suspect confronted another officer in which he struck the officer in the head with his handgun causing a laceration on the officer’s forehead. The suspect was able to get into the marked patrol car in which Roberts was detained and fled.  

Officers pursued the stolen patrol car which ended up southbound on I-75 where Georgia State Patrol and Whitfield County Sheriff’s Department were able to stop it.  Roberts exited the vehicle with no injuries. However, the second suspect shot himself in the head and was pronounced dead on the scene.  

Authorities said speeds reached up to 120 miles per hour during the chase. 

The officer who was struck in the head was treated at a local hospital and released. 

 


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