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Armed Bank Robbery Suspect Gunned Down in Rock Hill Following Police Chase

Suspect Shot by Police After Bank Robbery in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. – In a nerve-wracking encounter last Monday, a suspected armed bank robber was gunned down by the police following a chase. The suspect was caught after he allegedly robbed the PNC Bank located on the 1800 block of India Hook Road in Rock Hill.

Details of the Incident

Around 6 pm on Monday evening, the Rock Hill Police Department received a call regarding an armed robbery. The officials were informed that the perpetrator had used a handgun and fled the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.

The Chase

Soon after, officers who were already in the Millwood Shopping Center reported seeing a man on a bicycle fitting the description of the alleged robber. They tried to stop the man, but he got off of his bicycle, still armed with the handgun.

The Shooting

According to the Rock Hill Police Department, the officers who were present at the scene drew their guns and fired. The armed suspect was struck in the hand. Upon this, he promptly dropped his weapon and fell onto the ground, at which point the officers arrested him.

Post-Arrest Details

The suspect, identified as 45-year-old David Herbert Massie from Pennsylvania, was taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment and was later released to jail. No officers were injured during the pursuit or the arrest.

Charges Against the Suspect

David Herbert Massie was charged with armed robbery and the possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He is currently awaiting trial.

Continuing Investigation

The Rock Hill Police Department is still actively investigating the incident further to learn more about the motives behind the crime and to recover the stolen money.

Public Safety in Rock Hill

This recent event continues to highlight the efforts of the local police department to maintain public safety. They are working tirelessly to prevent similar violent crimes and ensure that the people of Rock Hill and its environs live in a safe and secure environment.


HERE Rock Hill
Author: HERE Rock Hill

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