ATLANTA – Atlanta police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting on Monday night left one man dead.
The incident began when an officer patrolling downtown Atlanta saw a Jeep driving the wrong way, Atlanta police Maj. Adam Lee III told news outlets. When the officer attempted to stop the Jeep it sped up, struck a shuttle bus and then struck a pole. Two men jumped from the vehicle and ran.
The driver was arrested almost immediately, Lee said. The passenger ran behind a hotel and exchanged gunfire with officers. He was found dead behind a trash bin, Lee said.
Police found a duffel bag full of marijuana in the Jeep. They also found two guns in the vehicle, and one with the deceased man.
The suspects haven't been identified, Lee said.