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‘People are just so on edge:’ Man shot, killed by officer after road rage incident, police say

ATLANTA — A road rage incident ended with a man dead and a woman injured in Midtown Atlanta on Tuesday night, Atlanta police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News.

An officer in plain clothes was working an assignment when he noticed around 8 p.m. an incident with a white Mercedes and a white Tesla at West Peachtree Street and the 16th Street intersection.

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Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said the officer approached when he noticed a woman, identified as Mahogany Price, 30, on top of the Mercedes, driven by James Wilborn, 35.

“It appears that two individuals knew each other and it them escalated from there where the female got on top of the vehicle and the driver drove off,” Chief Deputy Charles Hampton said.

Hampton said Price was thrown from the vehicle. The officer tried to get Wilborn to stop. He did, and a verbal altercation occurred between the officer and Wilborn.

“The most innocent thing can just escalate into straight mayhem,” Pamela Spears who works nearby told Channel 2′s Justin Carter.

The argument escalated, and the officer discharged his weapon and hit Wilborn, according to police.

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Wilborn was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Price was also taken to Grady.

“People are just so on edge with their feelings, people can just jump off at any time,” Spears said.

Hampton said the incident was the result of road rage.

This is the 96th officer involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2022.

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