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Man dies after chase, trooper-involved shooting in Atlanta

The GBI has taken over the investigation

A 36-year-old Atlanta man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Atlanta Friday afternoon.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Georgia State Patrol requested them after one of the agency's troopers was involved in a shooting in Southwest Atlanta. 11Alive's SkyTracker was over the scene on Doane Street.

According to GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, the situation began around 2:20 p.m. when Atlanta officers spotted a stolen vehicle out of Gwinnett County and requested help from the Georgia State Patrol. Miles said Atlanta officers attempted to pull over the vehicle but the driver refused.

A trooper then attempted to disable the vehicle with a PIT maneuver on Doane Street but it failed. The suspect continued trying to evade the trooper but ended up hitting an Atlanta police patrol vehicle.

"From that point during the collision, the trooper did fire shots striking him," Miles said.

But the driver continued his getaway attempt ultimately crashing into another car along the street.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner later identified the driver as 36-year-old David Darden of Atlanta. An autopsy was performed by the medical examiner's office.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing to investigate the incident, and will turn over the case to the Fulton County District Attorney's office for review once completed.

A witness near the scene described what she saw a heard to 11Alive's Jon Shirek.

This was the second shooting involving metro-Atlanta officers on Friday alone. In Locust Grove, a police officer was killed and two Henry County deputies were injured while attempting to serve a warrant this morning.

For more on that story: http://on.11alive.com/2G26VlO

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