Atlanta Police are looking for a suspect who shot a Georgia State University student during a robbery.
The incident happened around 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the One12 Courtland apartments near the university.
According to the report, the robbery occurred on the seventh floor of the apartment building. The victim told police he was in the apartment with eight or nine other people, some smoking marijuana and others doing home work. He said an unknown man holding a long gun, possibly a rifle, broke into the apartment and fired a round to get everyone’s attention. The victim said he ran into one of the rooms and closed the door. The suspect forced the door open and forced the victim out of the closet where he was hiding and made him go back to the living room area, the report says. The suspect told everyone to empty their pockets and throw everything on the floor. The victim tried to retrieve his items off the ground, the report said, then attempted to run out of the apartment. The suspect shot him, hitting him twice in the upper torso. After being shot, the victim ran down the stairs to the fourth floor, banging on neighbors’ doors and asking for help.
The suspect is described as, “A light skin black male with dreads, wearing a black hoodie.”
Officers were not able to locate anyone else inside the room during the incident except one of the tenants of the apartment where the robbery occurred. Officers found .22 caliber shell cases on the floor and saw damage to the front frame of the door and one of the rooms. The report says the Police Department’s robbery unit was in the process of obtaining a warrant to search the apartment and process the crime scene. The victim was transported to Grady Hospital in stable condition.