ATLANTA – The latest on the gun battle involving police in downtown Atlanta that left one man dead (all times local):
Authorities say a man killed in a gunfight with police officers in a busy downtown area of Atlanta was from South Carolina.
Mark Guilbeau, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, identified him as 18-year-old Darius Smith of Greer, South Carolina.
Atlanta police Maj. Adam Lee III says an officer was patrolling downtown shortly before 8 p.m. Monday when a Jeep was spotted driving the wrong way. When the officer attempted to stop the Jeep, it sped up, struck a shuttle bus and then a pole.
The driver and passenger fled. The passenger ran behind a hotel and exchanged gunfire with officers. Witnesses say officers ducked behind cars as gunshots whizzed through the busy area, not far from several high-rise convention hotels.
Lee says Smith was found dead behind a trash bin. Lee says the driver was arrested.