Cops: Man thrown from car, killed after fight with ex’s new boyfriend

A man was killed Thursday evening after being thrown from the hood of a car driven by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in southwest Atlanta, authorities said.

Officers responded to a call about a pedestrian wreck at the Villages at Castleberry Hill apartments about 11:20 p.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said in an emailed statement. They located 27-year-old Deanthony Whiple with fatal injuries.

According to police, things escalated after Whiple got into a fight with his ex and her new boyfriend. During the altercation, Whiple reportedly blocked the man’s car and jumped onto the hood as he drove away. Investigators said Whiple was thrown from the car and killed.

The new boyfriend returned to the scene and spoke with investigators. While he has not been charged, Avery said Friday the deadly incident remains under investigation. No additional details were released.