Man ID’d, another sought after woman was shot in passing car in downtown Atlanta

Police released footage of two men Monday afternoon who are believed to be connected to a non-fatal shooting.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Police released footage of two men Monday afternoon who are believed to be connected to a non-fatal shooting.

Police are working to arrest one man and are still seeking the identification of another after the two are said to have shot a woman inside a passing vehicle in downtown Atlanta in late August as they fired at another person.

Atlanta police announced Monday that one of the suspects has been identified and an arrest warrant was issued. His identification is being withheld while police locate and apprehend him, police spokesman Sgt. Jarius Daugherty said. The other suspected gunman has not been identified.

Authorities released surveillance footage of the suspected shooters Aug. 30 in hopes that the public could assist in identifying them. One man can be seen sporting a white T-shirt and light blue jeans, while the other seems to be wearing a black hoodie with pink lettering and dark pants.

Around 11 p.m. on Aug. 28, Atlanta police were called to Baker Street near the 300 block of Ted Turner Drive and found a woman who had been shot. She was alert and was taken to the hospital. A man was also grazed by the gunfire but didn’t need medical assistance, authorities said.

The suspected shooters are believed to have been firing at another person, but police are unsure why gunfire erupted, spokesman Officer Steve Avery said.

“The female victim was not involved, just in the wrong place,” Avery added.

Just three days prior, a woman sitting aboard a MARTA bus near the intersection of Lindbergh Drive and Piedmont Road became the latest victim of Atlanta’s surge in gun violence, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. The preliminary investigation showed the gun was fired outside the bus and the bullet tore through the windshield, grazing the woman’s neck, a MARTA spokeswoman said.

Both shootings come just over a week after Deputy Chief Charles Hampton stood outside Atlanta police headquarters and begged the community to play a role in reducing crime. Echoing a sentiment that police have stressed for months, Hampton said people need to find alternative ways to handle arguments. He pleaded with residents to talk through or simply walk away from fights before they escalate to gunfire.

“Put the guns down ... and let’s just be decent human beings,” he said at the time.

Anyone with information on the Aug. 28 shooting or who can identify the men seen in the video is asked to contact 911 or Crime Stoppers. Information can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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