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Police shooting in downtown Atlanta leaves 1 man dead

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 09:35:00-05

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are investigating an exchange of gunfire with officers that left one man dead.

Atlanta police Maj. Adam Lee III tells news outlets that Monday evening, an officer was patrolling downtown when they saw a Jeep driving the wrong way. When the officer attempted to stop the Jeep it sped up, struck a shuttle bus and then struck a pole. Two men jumped from the vehicle and ran.

Lee says the driver was arrested almost immediately. The passenger ran behind a hotel and exchanged gunfire with officers. Lee says he was found dead behind a trash bin.

Police found a duffel bag full of marijuana in the Jeep. They also found two guns in the vehicle, and one with the deceased man.

Lee says the suspects haven't been identified.