Police responded to the Noble Creek Drive complex around 11:30 a.m. and found the injured man sandwiched between a silver sedan and an unoccupied pickup truck. The victim, who is in his early 20s, was hit while taking out the garbage, authorities said. He was taken to hospital and underwent emergency surgery.
Police detained a silver Kia Forte driver similar to the one described in earlier incidents at the scene, Hampton said. Officers found multiple shell casings in the man’s car and determined that he was probably responsible for the shootings.
Investigators questioned the suspect, but did not give his name or say what charges could be brought against him as of Saturday night. 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 Saturday̵
7;s incidents and more. A deadly shooting at a residential complex in the center that day marked the 60th Atlanta murder case of the year. After a historically deadly 2020, homicides have increased by more than 60% of that time last year.
“Given the continuing escalation of violence, I called today and wrote to the police chief to attend Monday’s council meeting to share with the full council exactly what is being done to reverse the trend immediately,” Moore said. “During the meeting, I intend to share some of my ideas to see if they could support any ongoing efforts, and I will encourage my colleagues to do the same. This is the situation with hands on deck, and I do not want to see this simply become a political issue to talk about as part of any of the campaigns. People are dying and we need answers and actions. “
Moore is running for successor to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Boats, who has said he will not seek a second term. Following another recent series of violence that left a 15-year-old shot to death, Bottoms announced that it had formed a committee to provide feedback on “what more can we do” to fight crime.