Tuesday October 6th, 2015 10:57AM

Police say home invasion suspect came at them with tire iron

By Staff
NORCROSS - Police released the name of the man suspected in a home invasion in Gwinnett County Monday morning who was shot and killed by police.

Gwinnett County Police said the robbery suspect, 24 year old Eric Andrews of Atlanta, forced his way into an apartment on Tree Trail Parkway in Norcross where two children were home alone. The children, whose ages were not immediately available, made it out of the apartment and contacted a neighbor, who called 911.

Police said they confronted Andrews as he was leaving the apartment.

According to police, Andrews refused several commands to drop a tire iron and was shot as he raised the iron within a couple feet of the officer.

Andrews died at Gwinnett Medical Center.
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