An elderly woman suspected in a slew of robberies was shot dead today by Atlanta Police Officers.
58 year old Roxanne Taylor, of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta, was spotted in the drive-through of Wendy’s on Piedmont Road by someone who noticed that she matched the APD’s description of the “Grandma Bandit” who has robbed at least four metro area drugstores in the past two weeks.
Atlanta police arrived and attempted to stop the woman after she left the drive-through in a gold Jeep Liberty. The woman fled, leading police on a high-speed chase northbound on I85 northbound and causing a minor traffic accident after exiting at North Druid Hills Road.
According to the AJC, officers involved in the chase say they heard a gunshot, so they returned fire, hitting the elderly Taylor multiple times. Neither of the officers was injured.