Atlanta Police say that a 12-year-old and 6-year-old participated in an armed assault of people using the Atlanta Beltline on Sunday, May 20.
Police responded to the call at the Lee Street entrance of the Beltline around 1:37 p.m. The incident happened on the Beltline by Allene Avenue.
“The victim stated that he and his friends were at Angel Park when they were approached by two juvenile males who appeared to be approximately 12 years old and 6 years old,” a police spokesperson said. “The juvenile males asked if they could use the swing and were told that they could. As the victim and his friends walked away along the Beltline, the juveniles began to throw rocks that were described to be the size of a baseball at the group of males. Two of the males were struck by the rocks.
“In the process of throwing the rocks, the victim stated the older juvenile male pulled out a black handgun and pointed it him and his friends. The victim could not identify if the gun was real or a replica. The victim and his friends ran from the area and called the police. The juveniles fled in the opposite direction. One victim had an abrasion on his calf but declined EMS treatment. There were no other injuries reported. The male appearing to be 12 years old was described as wearing an orange shirt wrapped around his head and lower part of his face and khaki shorts. The other male appeared to be 6 years old that had on gym shorts with a dark greenish blue shirt wrapped around his head and lower part of his face. The investigation continues.”
The Atlanta Police Path Force Units are stepping up patrols in the area in response to the incident and investigators are asking for the public’s help solving the case.
The Police Department added, “Information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online atwww.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.”