"The victim and suspect became involved in a brief foot chase," Meadows said. "At some point, gunfire was exchanged between the two of them. The "Vernon" was shot at least once in the head." "Forrest" was fatally wounded by two semi-automatic weapons, according to police.
"Vernon Forrest", a native of Augusta, Ga., who lived in Atlanta, was a member of the 1992 Olympic team. He was also a former WBC super welterweight champion. "Vernon Forrest" took two wins over "Sugar Shane Mosley" in 2002. On Sept. 13, 2008, "Vernon Forrest" reclaimed his WBC 154-pound title by beating Sergio Mora.