UPDATE: The suspect who was chased and shot earlier Friday was identified as a 16-year-old juvenile who has been located at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Two other suspects from the robbery were not in the car. Deonte Douglas Huddleston, 23, who was previously mistakenly identified as the driver, is still a person of interest in the case.
Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding an armed robbery suspect who led deputies on a car chase and escaped on foot while brandishing a weapon.
Anyone with informationon the incident or suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact Lt. Mike Dougherty, 770-278-8152, firstname.lastname@example.org
(March 14, 11:44 a.m.) Deputies and officers from DeKalb, Rockdale and beyond are on the hunt for a suspect fleeing a Rockdale armed robbery who led deputies on a car chase before fleeing on foot at a DeKalb apartment complex where shots were fired.
Rockdale deputies received a call around 10 a.m. of an armed robbery at a residence off Golfview Terrace, near Salem Road, according to RCSO Investigator Michael Camp. "A lookout was given for a tan Lincoln town car," he said.
Deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's car on Interstate 20 westbound near Sigman Road. As they pulled up behind the car, it sped off, leading the deputies on a chase into DeKalb county.
The suspect vehicle then exited on Evans Mill Road, near Hillandale, and pulled into the Windward Forest Apartment complex.
The suspect then got out of the car, carrying a gun. Shots were reportedly fired and deputies believe the suspect was hit in the leg, acccording to Camp.
The supsect dropped the gun but continued fleeing on foot. He is described as a thin black male, about 5-foot 8-inches tall, wearing a grey shirt and blue jeans, bleeding from the leg.
A manhunt is underway in the area, which has several adjacent apartment complexes, with deputies and K-9 units from DeKalb, Rockdale, and helicopters from DeKalb law enforcement as well.
No deputies were reported injured.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.