The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man killed Sunday in an as 53-year-old Jerome George “Jerry” Cundy of Woodstock.
Cundy allegedly robbed a Woodstock convenience store Sunday morning, then led Cobb and Cherokee law enforcement on a chase from a Marathon station on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock and down I-75, to just south of the North Marietta Parkway.
Police stopped the vehicle there, and Cundy aimed his gun at officers, who shot and killed him, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.
GBI spokesman John Bankhead offered no other details in the case, which remains under investigation.
Southbound I-75 traffic was halted at the North Marietta Parkway around 11 a.m. Sunday. Lanes did not reopen until shortly after 5 p.m. Various traffic reports during the I-75 closure indicated the backup went as far north as Kennesaw, five miles away.