3 stabbed, 1 shot in separate incidents in SW Atlanta

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are searching for a man accused of randomly stabbing three people Monday morning in southwest Atlanta.

The triple stabbing was one of two incidents that brought officers to the area in a span of about 25 minutes.

According to police spokesman Officer Steve Avery, authorities responded to the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and found two men with stab wounds to the neck about 11:10 a.m. A third man was found with stab wounds at a location in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

“The suspect in this case appeared to have randomly stabbed the three victims and the investigators are working to determine what led to the incident,” Avery said.

All three victims are expected to be OK.

The suspect is described as a man in his 50s who was last seen wearing a black track suit with gold lettering and a black face mask.

Before the stabbings, Atlanta police responded to a shooting at the Crystal at Cascade Apartments on Landrum Drive, Avery said.

According to investigators, a fight between two men at the complex escalated to gunfire shortly after 10:45 a.m. The victim was shot multiple times and remains in critical condition, Avery said. It is not clear if anyone is in custody in connection with the shooting.

Just weeks ago, a man in a wheelchair was beaten and robbed during a home invasion at the same apartment complex, authorities said.

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Following the Sept. 14 attack, the suspects took off in a vehicle, according to police. Officers responding to the robbery spotted the car nearby, and the driver got out of the car and ran. The man, identified by police as 42-year-old Drago Jeburk, was caught and arrested. The passenger managed to escape, but authorities have not released a description.

Jeburk was charged with robbery, aggravated battery, burglary and obstruction and booked into the Fulton County Jail, authorities said. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect in Monday’s stabbing is asked to contact Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.