UPDATE 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Deceased was wanted for Oakwood robbery

UPDATE 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Oakwood Police Friday afternoon cleared up some of the mystery surrounding the Hall County fugitive who was killed Thursday night in a shootout with Gwinnett County Police.

Oakwood Police released a report and surveillance camera photos from the robbery that occurred a couple of weeks ago at the Valero convenience store on McEver Road. And as it turns out the suspect was not from Lula as Gwinnett Police had said but was from Lilburn. According to the report, Steven Scott, 38, was wanted for Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping.

UPDATE NOON FRIDAY: The GBI has identified the dead man as Steven Scott, 39, Lula, and says he was wanted here on an armed robbery charge. Glory 97.5 has contacted the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) for more details on the charges he was facing here.


A man wanted in Hall County died in a shootout Thursday night with Gwinnett County Police.


“The incident occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. when an officer, following up on a robbery case, tried to initiate a traffic stop on a red SUV in a Waffle House parking lot located on Jimmy Carter Blvd. near the intersection with Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in unincorporated Norcross. The driver of the red SUV had four outstanding warrants in Hall County. The driver was believed to be a suspect in a robbery in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

Initially, the driver pulled over, but instead of following the officer’s verbal commands to exit the vehicle, he accelerated forward while shooting at the pursuing officer, with at least one round striking the window of the Waffle House.

A detective in a nearby unmarked red police car activated his blue lights as the suspect began approaching. The suspect fired at least one round at the unmarked police car, which entered the trunk, passed through the back seat, and ultimately lodged in the driver’s seat where the officer was seated.

The officer in the marked patrol SUV initiated a pursuit and followed the suspect’s vehicle onto Jimmy Carter Blvd., where the suspect made a left turn. Due to the suspect’s high rate of speed, the red SUV began to spin on two wheels as the driver lost control. As a result of this movement, the red SUV spun and faced the patrol SUV and the officer inside directly in front of 7075 Jimmy Carter Blvd.

The suspect immediately began firing at the officer through his windshield and passenger side window just prior to the officer’s patrol SUV colliding with the suspect’s vehicle. The officer immediately exited his patrol SUV and returned fire, striking the suspect at least once.

The officers in the patrol SUV and the unmarked police car immediately provided aid after removing the suspect from his vehicle. The suspect died on scene…

The GBI has been requested to investigate this incident per GCPD protocol.

No officers, motorists, or passersby were injured during this incident.”

(GBI photo)