- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police in Athens say a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agent wounded by a gunshot is expected to survive.

ATF spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun said the agent was hospitalized in stable condition after the shooting, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday in Athens during a law enforcement operation.

Athens-Clarke County police said in a statement that its detectives were working with ATF special agents during an investigation on Winterville Road.

Police said there was an altercation between the ATF agent and two Athens men, ages 20 and 21. They said the agent was shot, describing the injury as not life-threatening.

Colbrun said one of the two suspects is dead and the other is in custody.

Police late Tuesday identified the man killed as 20-year-old Javonta Darden.

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