State Trooper Shoots Suspect

Georgia authorities have identified a man who was
shot and killed by a state trooper after a chase through southwest
Atlanta.
Georgia State Patrol spokesman Lt. Paul Cosper said Sunday that
45-year-old Ferlando Colbert of Atlanta was killed in the incident.

Colbert allegedly stole a van Saturday and tried to use it to
run down the trooper, who was on foot. The trooper's name has not
been released.

The chase began around 4 p.m. when the trooper saw a van that
had been reported stolen.

Cosper said Colbert allegedly refused to stop when the trooper
tried to pull him over, and the pursuit began.

He said the trooper and an adult female passenger in the stolen
van were not injured. The passenger was questioned by police and
was not expected to be charged.


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