Police responded to the complex along Noble Creek Drive around 11:30 a.m. and found the injured man trapped between a silver sedan and an unoccupied pickup truck. The victim, in his 20s, was shot while taking out the trash, authorities said. He was taken to hospital and underwent surgery.
At the scene, police arrested the driver of a silver Kia Forte similar to that described in previous incidents, Hampton said. Officers found several cartridge cases inside the man’s car and determined he was likely responsible for the drive-by shooting.
Investigators questioned the suspect, but had not disclosed his name or indicated what charges he might face on Saturday evening. Authorities believe he lived in the apartment complex and may have experienced a mental health crisis.
City Council President Felicia Moore issued a statement following the incidents on Saturday and others. A fatal shooting at a downtown apartment complex the other day marked Atlanta’s 60th homicide case of the year. After a historically murderous 2020, homicides have increased by more than 60% compared to the same period last year.
“In view of the continuing escalation of violence, I called today and asked in writing to the Chief of Police to be present at Monday’s council meeting to share with the full council exactly what which is done to immediately reverse this trend, ”said Moore. “During the meeting, I intend to share some of my ideas to see if they could support ongoing efforts and I will encourage my colleagues to do the same. This is an all-stakeholder situation and I don’t want it to just become a political issue to be talked about as part of one of the campaigns. People are dying and we need answers and actions.
Moore is running to succeed Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has said she will not run for a second term. Following another recent wave of violence that shot and killed a 15-year-old, Bottoms announced she was forming a committee to provide commentary on “what more we can do” to tackle crime. .