CANTON, Georgia. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say a man who was involved in a carjacking was killed shortly after taking off with the victim's vehicle.
Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker says a group of men carjacked the driver of a white Dodge Thursday afternoon and crashed the car about a mile away from the scene.
Police say one of the suspects was pistol-whipping the victim in the back seat of the car when the gun discharged and wounded the getaway driver. The car crashed into a tree.
Police say they believe a second suspect fled the scene on foot and a third was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for head injuries.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, and the dead suspect's identity has not been released.