UPDATE: Police identify employee stabbed in Macy’s at Mall of Georgia

Suspect shot by police after stabbing
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Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 11:57 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 1:22 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Police have identified the employee who was stabbed during a robbery in Macy’s at the Mall of Georgia on Friday as 55-year-old David Walker.

Walker and the suspect are still being treated for their injuries at a local hospital but are expected to survive.

ORIGINAL STORY

An employee of Macy’s at the Mall of Georgia is in the hospital after being stabbed multiple times during a robbery attempt.

Gwinnett Police say 27-year-old Jose Reyes-Serrato of Loganville entered the store late Friday morning and began smashing jewelry cases and grabbing the jewelry.

A store employee attempted to stop Reyes-Serrato and was stabbed multiple times, according to police.

Reyes-Serrato then ran from the store and got into a grey truck.

Gwinnett Police encountered the man near the mall and an officer rammed the vehicle to stop the suspect. Reyes-Serrato then got out of the truck and tried to run away. That’s when he was shot by a police officer.

The employee is in the hospital with severe injuries. The suspect is also in the hospital but his condition is unknown.

Macy’s released the following statement:

At Macy’s the safety of our customers and our colleagues is a top priority. We are working closely with the local police department on this investigation and defer all comments about the case to them per policy.

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Macy’s sent CBS46 the following statement regarding the incident.

At this time, no other information is known.

CBS46 has a crew on the way. Stick with us online and on-air for the very latest developments.

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