ATHENS, Ga. — An agent from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was shot and a suspect was killed in Athens on Tuesday.
According to law enforcement officials, an ATF agent met up with two other men at 1955 Winterville Road in Athens. An altercation took place and gunshots were exchanged just 5 p.m. The ATF agent was injured and a suspect was killed. The other suspect was taken into custody, 11Alive's Jeremy Campbell reports.
The ATF agent was listed in intensive care and in critical but stable condition at Athens Regional Medical Center.
The suspect killed was identified as 20-year-old Javonta Darden. The man taken into custody is 21-year-old Steven McKinley. Both men are from Athens.
It's not clear who shot the agent, Darden or McKinley.
Darden's father, Randy, doesn't under stand how his son could get mixed up in something like this.