Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 28-year-old father of two shot outside a popular Buckhead bar last month.
Barrett Green, 24, and Rodney Hammond, 25, were arrested last week on charges of murder in the Feb. 9 death of Sean Mobley, Atlanta police confirmed to AJC.com on Wednesday. Green is also facing felony charges of tampering with evidence, aiding or permitting another to escape custody, and hit-and-run.
Mobley was fatally shot around 3:30 a.m. behind Hole in the Wall, a bar in a busy shopping center in the 3100 block of Peachtree Road.
An argument led to the gunfire, and Mobley was shot in his torso and arm, police said after a preliminary investigation. He later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
His death was one of a string of recent crimes cited by Buckhead residents in ongoing discussions with the city of Atlanta.
Residents want the city to crack down on crime, and top law enforcement officials have said the court system is not doing its job to keep repeat offenders behind bars.
Atlanta police recently announced changes to its patrol zones, shrinking the boundaries of the zone that covers Buckhead with the hope of faster response times for 911 calls, AJC.com previously reported.
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In the weeks after the shooting, investigators were searching for three men seen driving away from the area in a damaged burgundy Nissan Altima. Police did not say Wednesday if the two arrested were among the three shown in previously released surveillance video.
We’re working to learn more.
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