Gallatin police officers shot and killed two alleged bank robbers Wednesday afternoon following a brief chase during which a police car was disabled.
According to a Gallatin Police Department, the suspects walked into the First State Bank at 1135 Nashville Pike at 12:28 p.m. One suspect, which WTVF-Channel 5 reported was dressed as a leprechaun, entered the bank with a high-caliber gun and left with an undisclosed amount of money. The second suspect waited outside in a getaway car.
An officer responded to a call about the suspects’ car, and when the suspects spotted police, a chase began. The suspects fired shots at two police cars, disabling one. Sumner County Sheriff’s Office deputies also joined the pursuit before the suspects ditched their car near Red River Road and Bradford Drive.
When the suspects turned and shot at police, officers returned fire, shooting both suspects multiple times and killing them.
Money was found in the suspects’ vehicle. Gallatin police and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office are jointly conducting the ongoing investigation.
Messages left with the Gallatin Police Department were not immediately returned.