Police ID man killed in Vine City shooting

A man was killed in a shooting near Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Vine City.
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A man was killed in a shooting near Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Vine City.

Officials have identified a man who was killed in a Monday evening shooting in northwest Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood.

According to the Fulton County medical examiner, the man shot and killed near Rodney Cook Sr. Park was 28-year-old Markeece V. Jenkins of Orlando, Florida.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard about a shooting around 6:45 p.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said. At the scene, officers found Jenkins suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries, Daugherty said. Homicide investigators responded and are working to determine the circumstances around the shooting.

Police have not released additional details or said if a suspect has been identified.

Jenkins’ death is the 109th homicide of 2021 in Atlanta, outstripping 2020′s pace that resulted in the city’s highest homicide total in decades. Atlanta did not reach 109 killings until Oct. 11 of 2020, a year in which 157 homicides were recorded.

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