ATLANTA (WCSC/WGCL) - The man killed Monday night in an officer-involved shooting in downtown Atlanta was from South Carolina, authorities say.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office released the identity of the man as Darius Smith, 18, of Greer, South Carolina.
CBS46 in Atlanta reported the incident happened at 7:45 p.m., when Atlanta Police said an officer reported a red Jeep SUV was traveling the wrong way down West Peachtree Street. The driver sped up and crashed into a pole and shuttle bus, police said.
According to CBS46's report, the driver and a passenger ran from the crashed SUV and officers quickly caught up with the driver, but when they caught up with the passenger, he began shooting at them. At least one officer returned fire, killing the man, they said.