Carjacking suspect killed, victim wounded in DeKalb shootout

The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. in the 2100 block of Sterling Ridge Court, in a neighborhood off Snapfinger Road, according to DeKalb police spokesman Jason Gagnon.

"This appears to have been an attempted carjacking incident where both the victim and the suspect exchanged several gunshots," Gagnon said.

"The suspect was able to commandeer the victim's vehicle but wrecked shortly after fleeing the scene," Gagnon said. "The suspect is deceased and the victim is in critical condition."

The names of the victim and suspect, both males in their 20s, have not been released.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.