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Teen Driver Fatally Shot in Marietta

The wounded 18-year-old was found after crashing into two parked cars at the Marquis Place apartments.

Updated 10:18 a.m.

Daniel Perez died at as a result of his injuries.

Original Report

A Marietta teenager is in critical condition after being found shot at the scene of a car crash Wednesday night.

reported finding Daniel Perez, 18, behind the wheel of a vehicle that had crashed into two parked cars at the Marquis Place apartment complex at 1019 Franklin Rd. around 9:45 p.m.

The reason Perez had wrecked: He had been shot.

He was rushed to in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said in a news release overnight.

A man was seen fleeing from the scene, but the police description is vague: He was black, 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, thin, and wearing dark jeans and a white, hooded jacket.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police Detective Shane Merritt at 770-794-5324.

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