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.

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An Atlanta police officer holds up crime-scene tape for a Georgia State Patrol trooper's car in southwest Atlanta. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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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