GSP trooper shoots suspect in southwest Atlanta


ATLANTA - Authorities say a Georgia State Patrol trooper opened fire on a suspect in southwest Atlanta Friday.

According to GSP, a trooper spotted a stolen car and attempted to pull it over. The driver of the 2011 Acura fled and turned the car onto a cul-de-sac on Susan Lane around 10:20 a.m. As the trooper attempted to block the car, the driver rammed the patrol car head-on.

As the trooper exited his patrol car, one of the occupants climbed out the passenger window.  While the trooper was taking the suspect to the ground, the man pulled a revolver from his waistband. At that point, the tooper shot the suspect.

The injured suspect, 20-year-old Alexander Streeter, from Columbus, was taken to Grady for treatment. The other occupant in the vehicle, 21-year-old Dvante Pollard, also from Columbus, was taken into custody.

The trooper has been placed on standard administrative leave.  The Department of Public Safety’s Office of Professional Standards and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are conducting the follow-up investigation.

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