Suspect shot by deputy after crashing stolen car, pointing gun, Fulton sheriff says

ATLANTA — A Fulton County deputy shot a man accused of crashing a stolen car and aiming a gun at deputies.

The shooting happened Tuesday night on Delmar Lane NW in Atlanta. The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Travon Yarbrough. No deputies were injured.

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Channel 2′s Candace McCowan heard from Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat for WSB Tonight at 11 p.m.

Labat said a deputy was chasing a car that was stolen out of Decatur. The chase ended when deputies say Yarbrough crashed the car into a power pole off Delmar Lane in northwest Atlanta.

The sheriff’s office said Yarbrough got out of the car and aimed a gun at the deputy, who then shot him.

Yarbrough then ran and hid behind a house on the street and was captured by deputies, according to investigators. His injuries are expected to be non-life-threatening. Yarbrough will be facing several felony charges.


The sheriff’s department said a passenger in the car was taken to the hospital in an ambulance for observation.

Labat said this is the second deputy-involved shooting this year for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.

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