DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man east of Atlanta early Tuesday after pursuing him from another suburb where a kidnapping was reported, authorities said.
A 911 caller in Chamblee reported the kidnapping, and the man was shot in downtown Decatur, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the south, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
Officers were informed that the suspect had a handgun, the GBI said. They spotted the car in Chamblee, where it tried to speed away, followed it into Decatur and tried to stop it. When officers were able to stop the car, the man jumped out and ran down an embankment onto some railroad tracks, the GBI said.
Officers tried to use a stun gun on the man as they chased him but that effort was “ineffective,” the GBI said.