CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A driver was killed in a shootout in the middle of a Clayton County intersection Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 42 and Lake Harbin Road.
A witness told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen that she was in her car when she came to the stoplight and she heard something she wasn't expecting -- gunfire.
“Everything just happened so fast,” the witness said, asking not to be identified. “I pulled up to the red light and we just heard a bunch of fires, gunshots. Bullets were coming from one car.”
Clayton County police said two drivers had a heated verbal exchange at the red light, when Zachery Everett, 34, of Rex, got out of his car and approached the other car. He started shooting at the driver, who fired back, shooting Everett at least once, police said.
Police said Everett got back in his car before losing consciousness and dying.
Police said the other driver left the scene and called police from a nearby location.
The driver will not be charged since police determined they acted in self-defense.
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