Suspect Named in Violent Robbery Incident

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where an armed robbery victim attempted to follow his assailant in his car, only to be shot at multiple times. Fortunately, the victim wasn’t hurt, and his efforts may have helped identify the suspect.

Wednesday evening about 6:30 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to New Franklin Road to meet with a male who reported a robbery.

The complainant told police that he had just been robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Sun Dial Plaza on Hogansville Road just prior to reporting the incident.

The victim explained that he met with an unknown individual to sell a Taurus 9mm handgun. He stated that when he met the unknown male in the Sun Dial parking lot, the male pointed another firearm at him and demanded the gun, his wallet, and his cell phones.

The victim advised that he handed over his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and two cell phones.

The assailant then began to leave the area in a white SUV, but the victim followed him to North Sanford Avenue where the male got out of his vehicle. The victim stated that the male then fired six gunshots at his vehicle, which struck his car at least twice.

The assailant then reportedly got back in the vehicle and continued on Hogansville Road. Upon reaching the intersection of Commerce Avenue and Hogansville Road, the suspect threw the victim’s telephone out of the window of the SUV. At which point the victim retrieved his phone and called 911.

The victim was able to provide a tag number and description of the vehicle, which led to police identifying the suspect as Kalani Parmer.

Police are currently looking for Parmer on charges of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.

This incident is currently under active investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information about this incident or the whereabouts of Parmer, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips may also be submitted to the LaGrange Police Department via Facebook.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.

The author of this article can be reached via email at info@troupcountynews.net.

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