NORCROSS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Gwinnett County police are investigating after they say a robbery suspect died in a car crash while fleeing from officers.
According to police, 18-year-old Jaylen Purge had just stolen a tip jar from a restaurant on Beaver Ruin Road when an officer noticed him driving suspiciously.
When police try to pull him over, they say Purge veered into a wooded area.
Officers searched the area and say they found the car upside down in a retention pond.
Police say paramedics took Purge to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police are now investigating the crash and robbery.