ATLANTA — Atlanta police say one of their officers hit a man Friday night in southwest Atlanta.
The incident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Metropolitan Parkway near Fair Street.
Authorities identified as 62-year-old Bernard Moore.
Investigators say Moore was taken to Grady Memorial where he later died.
A witness said he saw the police officer in his vehicle “came down the street flying and that’s when ‘bam.’”
“Ridiculous. For real, ridiculous. I’ve never seen nothing like that a day in my life,” said another witness.
Investigators said the officer was not responding to a call or using lights and sirens.
Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach said police told him Moore was more than 100 feet from the closest intersection.
“The individual was not in a crosswalk and the officer was just on routine patrol,” said Atlanta police deputy chief Darryl Tolleson.
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