Man killed after shootout with deputies

Credit: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The GBI and other agencies are investigating a deadly shootout between deputies and an armed man near the Fayette-Coweta county line.

Credit: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Wesley Carroll, 36, was killed during the gun battle on Collinsworth and Goodlin roads, authorities said.

The incident started when deputies responded to a Coweta County 911 call of a stolen car that hit a guardrail on I-85 about 10 p.m. Monday.

“The subject exited the stolen car and left the area before Coweta deputies could locate him,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

Carroll was then involved in an attempted home invasion in Tyrone, which is near the crash site, Miles said.

“The subject was confronted by the homeowner and the homeowner shot at the subject,” Miles said.

Deputies learned of the second incident through a 911 call, according to Channel 2 Action News.

By the time Fayette County deputies caught up to Carroll, he had stolen the homeowner's vehicle and was speeding away, leading deputies to chase him.

Authorities set up a roadblock in the area, and Carroll later wrecked the vehicle, Miles said.

“The subject exited the vehicle with a weapon and shot at officers,” Miles said. “The officers returned fire and the subject died as a result of his injuries.”

No deputies were injured during the incident.

“The GBI will continue its independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident,” Miles said.