Police seek information about Halloween night homicide near block party

Investigators have found two persons of interest in the case and are asking for help identifying them.
Investigators have found two persons of interest in the case and are asking for help identifying them.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta police are seeking information about a November homicide in which a man was shot and then crashed into a wall while driving on North Avenue.

Fred Blash was found with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Fred Blash was found with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

In a video requesting assistance with the case, Capt. Jason Smith said a block party taking place nearby may be connected to the Nov. 1 shooting. Investigators have found two persons of interest in the case and are asking for help identifying them, Smith said.

Fred Blash, 47, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest in the driver’s seat of his black Mercedes just before 1 a.m. the morning after Halloween, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He was treated for his injuries at the scene, then taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died, police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said.

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According to the preliminary investigation, police believe Blash was shot while his car was moving.

APD is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers. Information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the tip line at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeAtl.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.

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