The location of the Carjacking and Homicide. Image via Google Maps.
Around 1 p.m. this afternoon, Atlanta police officers responded to 2281 Carey Drive in Southeast Atlanta regarding an alleged carjacking.
According to the preliminary investigation, two individuals – a man and woman – were sitting inside a gray 2016 Honda Accord when they were approached by male and female suspects. The male opened the car’s passenger door, brandishing a handgun, and demanded the female passenger’s belongings.
The alleged carjacker then ordered the woman out of the car and his female accomplice stood near her. The male suspect then went back into the car and demanded the male victim’s wallet and phone. At that point, the female victim ran from the scene.
While running, the female victim heard three shots, according to the police report. When officers arrived at the scene, they located the male victim with apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to Grady Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspects had left the scene in the stolen car.
At this time, Atlanta police homicide investigators are attempting to locate the carjacked vehicle and the suspects. The descriptions released by the APD are as follows:
Gray 2016 Honda Accord with Georgia Tag CIJ1409
Approximately 5’7” tall, medium complexion, thin build, short hair, black jacket, black or blue pants, black air max shoes with red bubble, clean shaven. He appeared to be in his early 20’s and was wearing a fanny pack which contained a black handgun.
Approximately 5’4” to 5’5” tall, medium complexion, thin build, black skull cap, black and white jacket with ‘pink’ on the front, black leggings, black air force ones, armed with a black handgun.
Information related to this case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.stopcrimeatl.com. Those submitting information do not have to give their name or any personal information and may be eligible for a cash reward.