A man was shot dead by a police officer on Monday afternoon after officers said he had stolen a patrol car and led police on chase after an accident in Atlantic County.
Franklin Lucester County police responded to help each other after the accident near the intersection of Cumberland Road and Tuckahoe Street in Buena Vista Atlantic County. Around 3 p.m., the state attorney general̵7;s office said Tuesday.
After Franklin took off in a police car, one of the drivers involved in the crash jumped into the patrol and drove off, the officer said.
Police then followed up on the stolen patrol car, 6abc.com reported.
The man stopped a police car on East Oak Road in Buena Vista and had a “confrontation” with the police, according to the Attorney General’s Office, which investigated police-related fires. During the brawl, Agent Franklin shot and killed the man.
The identity of the man and the police was not disclosed. The attorney general’s office declined to provide further information on the shooting or say whether the man was armed.
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