Investigators have identified the man who was shot and killed after a bank robbery on Feb. 5 in Iredell County.
He has been identified as Vinson Ray Strickland, 51, of Kannapolis.
Deputies received a call at about 5 p.m. about an alarm at Capital Bank at 1439 W. Memorial Highway in Union Grove, according to a report from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect wrote a note saying he had a gun, the report said. The sheriff’s report did not say whether money was taken before the suspect ran from the bank. The N.C. Highway Patrol and canines assisted during a two-hour search.
Strickland exchanged gunfire with deputies after they found him in a wooded area south of West Memorial Highway. He died at the scene.
According to policy, deputies Derrick Stutts, Leonard Hayes and Carl Adams were placed on administrative leave as a result of the shooting. The State Bureau of Investigation will conduct an investigation.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms