Cobb driver fatally shot, crashes near gas station with child in back seat

The deadly shooting happened near a RaceTrac at the intersection of Austell Road and Elmwood Drive.

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The deadly shooting happened near a RaceTrac at the intersection of Austell Road and Elmwood Drive.

A man was killed after being shot Saturday afternoon and then crashing his car into a traffic sign near a Cobb County gas station with an 8-year-old in the back seat, authorities said.

The deadly shooting happened just before 3 p.m. near the RaceTrac at the intersection of Austell Road and Elmwood Drive, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said. The child was not shot, but she suffered minor injuries from debris.

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Car crashes into do not enter sign

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Car crashes into do not enter sign

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Car crashes into do not enter sign

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

The driver, identified by police as Brian Lamar Sclafford-Clemons, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died. His sedan hit a “Do Not Enter” sign on the side of Austell Road.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting or if police have identified any suspects. It appears the shooting took place on the road before the man crashed, Delk said.

The case remains under investigation and no additional details have been released.

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