Suspected bandit in drag shot in police standoff
by MDJ staff
November 11, 2011 10:46 AM | 3537 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — A man who police say robbed a Marietta bank while wearing a wig and a dress on Halloween and eluded investigators on his trail twice this week in Marietta was apparently shot by Paulding County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday night.

John Edward McCrary, 33, is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center, according to the Paulding sheriff’s office.

Authorities in that county say they were called to the home on Bollen Lane in Hiram about 8 p.m. Thursday regarding a vehicle that had been stolen from an Austell car dealer and had been located at that address using the car’s GPS.

Deputies found the vehicle and made contact with McCrary, according to a release sent by the Paulding officials. McCrary then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at his head, they said. Additional deputies, including negotiators and SWAT team members, were called out, and a four-hour-long standoff ensued.

“McCrary would eventually point his firearm at deputies, forcing them to fire on him, bringing the situation to an end,” according to the release.

On Tuesday, Marietta SWAT officers were hunting McCrary and his suspected accomplice after the two were spotted near Cobb Parkway and the north loop. Officers ultimately arrested Megan Haney, who is about 24, that day.

On Thursday, people at a Marietta Waffle House restaurant recognized McCrary and called police, but he was gone by the time police arrived.
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