GSP trooper fatally shoots man after chase in SW Atlanta


A man who led authorities on a chase in southwest Atlanta was shot and killed by a Georgia State Patrol trooper Friday afternoon, the GBI said during a news conference.

The trooper was not injured in the shooting.

Atlanta police spotted a stolen car about 2:20 p.m. and then requested the GSP’s assistance, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. 

Police initiated a stop, but the driver of the car did not comply, Miles said. At that point, a manuever was attempted at Doane Street, but the driver again failed to stop and then hit an APD patrol car while trying to flee.

The trooper then fired his gun and hit the suspect, Miles confirmed. The vehicle hit another car at a residence on Doane Street.

The suspect was identified as David Darden, 36, of Atlanta. 

The GBI is continuing to investigate.

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