06/29/2012

Ga. police kill fugitive in mall parking lot

GBI spokesman: Atlanta police received a tip leading to the fugitive they were looking for

By Mike Morris, Angel K. Brooks
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — A man shot and killed by Atlanta police at the Mall West End on Wednesday night was a fugitive wanted by Mississippi authorities, the GBI said Thursday.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Atlanta police received a tip that the fugitive they were looking for was parked in a Chevrolet Suburban at the mall.

"During officers' attempt to arrest, the fugitive was shot and killed," Bankhead said.

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