Mother dies after triple shooting; 3 others injured across 2 metro counties

Karl Anthony Jordan was captured Thursday morning after a triple shooting in Clayton County and a robbery and shooting in Henry County.

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Karl Anthony Jordan was captured Thursday morning after a triple shooting in Clayton County and a robbery and shooting in Henry County.

Hours after a man accused in separate shootings in two metro Atlanta counties was captured, one of his victims, with whom he once had a relationship, has died at the hospital, authorities said.

U.S. marshals and police captured 26-year-old Karl Anthony Jordan on Thursday after they say he shot three people in Clayton County, including a child, and then robbed a Henry County Waffle House, shot a woman in the head and took off in her car.

It was just before 8:30 a.m. when authorities sent out an alert that the suspect in the Clayton shooting was on the run in the Henry victim’s 2011 Dodge Avenger and an “extreme danger to public safety.”

Investigators said Jordan robbed the Waffle House along Ga. 155 near McDonough before shooting the woman. Details on her condition have not been provided. According to Channel 2 Action News, she works at the restaurant.

Investigators worked two crime scenes Thursday morning.


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The sheriff’s office said Jordan abandoned a silver 2009 Acura at the Waffle House and left the scene in the woman’s Dodge. U.S. marshals and Clayton police found him on Highland Boulevard in Stockbridge, Clayton police spokesman Darnell Brown said.

Jordan’s capture brought an end to a search that started about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, when Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill named him as a suspect in a shooting that injured a 4-year-old and two women.

Shortly before 9 p.m., officers were called to Glynn Court, near Hampton, after shots were fired, Clayton police spokeswoman Lt. Cherie West said in an earlier statement.

According to Clayton County police, a grandmother was sitting on the porch when she heard a loud noise from inside the house. She found her daughter lying on the bedroom floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, police said. When the grandmother picked up her 4-year-old grandchild to leave the house, Jordan shot both victims “from behind,” authorities said.

The grandmother was eventually able to escape and go to a neighbor’s home, Clayton police said during a news conference Thursday.

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The women and child were taken to a hospital, where the 4-year-old’s mother died from her injuries, authorities confirmed. The grandmother and the child were expected to survive their injuries.

Clayton police believe that at one point Jordan was in a relationship with the child’s mother.

The names of those involved in the shooting were not released Thursday.

Jordan, who faced a probation violation involving narcotics, was recently released from prison, according to Clayton police. Police said they don’t have information on the previous charges against him.

Henry police said Jordan faces charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery in that jurisdiction.

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Clayton police have not said what charges Jordan faces there.

“The investigation is still ongoing at this time and additional details are currently not available,” Brown said.