Suspect shot by Powder Springs police charged with armed robbery
A suspect accused of shooting a security guard has been charged with armed robbery. Holly Springs police announced Thursday that detectives secured warrants for Glennis Earl Harris, Jr. Harris, 28, from Fairfield, California, who has been in the Cobb County jail since being shot by Powder Springs police. He was injured on Monday during a car chase that followed an attempted traffic stop of the suspect. Harris was being pursued as a suspect in the Monday morning shooting of a Brinks security guard at Wellstar Health Park in Holly Springs.
The security guard was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in stable condition and the GBI is now investigating the incident. In a statement they released, the GBI said that Cobb County Police attempted to stop Harris near the corner of C.H. James Parkway and Brownsville Road in Powder Springs. “Harris did not stop his vehicle and during the incident, he was shot by a Powder Springs Police Department officer.” Harris continued to try to get away in his vehicle. Cobb Police performed a “PIT maneuver” to stop his vehicle, the GBI said.
During the chase, the suspect struck two civilian vehicles says the GBI. No injuries were reported, and no officers were injured. Police found a gun in Harris’ vehicle, leading to the gun charge. An independent investigation into the shooting of Harris is underway by the GBI. Upon completion, the findings will be turned over to the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.
Harris was eventually taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later booked into the Cobb County jail. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is not bondable.