Two of three armed robbery suspects who police say fired a shot at pursuing officers early Monday morning are behind bars, but one is still at large.
No one was injured in the incident.
James Edward Prescott, 23, of Buckhead Road in Millen, and Troy Kawame Randall, 23, of Stadium Walk Apartments in Statesboro, were arrested after a foot chase following the armed robbery at Renaissance Apartments on Chandler Road, said Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan, interim police chief.
Police were alerted to the armed robbery around 11 p.m. Sunday and responded along with Georgia Southern University Police officers. After meeting with witnesses and victims of the robbery, they began an investigation and issued descriptions of the three suspects to responding officers, he said.
Two GSU police officers found the offenders in Chandler Heights Apartments and gave chase.
"During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects fired a shot from a handgun at one of the officers. Neither of the officers sustained injuries from the gunshot," Bryan said. "The gunshot damaged a vehicle that was parked and unoccupied."
Bryan said the suspects fled into the wooded area behind the apartment complexes. The Georgia State Patrol, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Southern University Police Department assisted the Statesboro Police Department in setting up a perimeter in the area.
The Statesboro Police Department's Emergency Response Team, the Statesboro Bulloch Crime Suppression Team and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office K9 unit also were deployed to assist in the search efforts.
"After an extensive search of the area, two of the three suspects were taken into custody without incident," Bryansaid.
Police have not released the identity of the third suspect, who remains at large.
Detective Tommy Brown with the Statesboro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau is leading the ongoing investigation.
Both Prescott and Randall face charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or first offender, aggravated assault against a peace officer and criminal damage to property, according to Bulloch County Jail records.
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