Atlanta police have released video footage of a man who was shot and killed Monday outside a Midtown apartment building in an apparent robbery.
In the video, the victim appeared to be calling someone on the intercom to grant him access to the Ford Factory Lofts apartments in the 600 block of Ponce De Leon Avenue.
Sometime before 5 p.m., a man with dreadlocks wearing a white sweatshirt, sneakers and camouflage pants walked up behind the victim and reached for a package he was holding.
The victim pulled the package close to himself and an apparent struggle ensued, followed, police said, by shots fired.
“He was shot at least once in the chest,” Atlanta police homicide unit commander Lt. Paul Guerrucci said. “The victim was transported to the hospital and subsequently died.”
The incident appears to be a robbery, Guerrucci said.
“During the robbery, the victim was shot and killed,” he said.
It’s unclear what was in the package that was taken, investigators said.
“We’d certainly like to reach out to anyone who knew where he was going and who he was trying to meet,” Guerrucci said.
Police believe the suspects – the shooter and a person who may have been driving an awaiting car – fled in a white vehicle.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. Anonymous calls are accepted and any information leading to an arrest or conviction is eligible for a reward.