From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PELL CITY –According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a Thanksgiving Day armed robbery ended with the suspect being shot and killed.
Officers from the Pell City police department responded to a robbery in progress call at the Texaco gas station. The incident occurred at 3:18 a.m. in the 1800 block of Martin Street.
The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Jackie Germaine Ragland.
According to a statement released by Pell City police, Ragland ignored commands from a responding officer and ran towards the officer with a firearm.
The officer shot Ragland in the upper torso and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
ALEA has taken over the officer-involved shooting investigation.