Patrick County deputies are searching for a bank robber after the robber shot at a witness who tried to follow him after he took the money.

Police say it happened before 10:00 a.m. on Friday in Ararat.

A man walked into the Carter Bank, showed a gun and demanded money.

After getting the cash, he ran to a getaway car and drove off.

A witness outside saw it happened and followed in another car to track him.

Police say the robber fired at the car, so the witness turned around.

Officers found the suspect’s car a mile from the bank.

Police think other people and other cars are involved in the getaway.