2 arrested, accused of shooting woman who shushed them in theater

Atlanta police arrested two suspects after a woman was shot inside a movie theatre.
Atlanta police arrested two suspects after a woman was shot inside a movie theatre.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Two people accused of shooting a woman who shushed them in a movie theater have been arrested, Atlanta police said Wednesday.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Camryn King, 20, and Yvonne Crawford, 22, in Indianapolis for their alleged roles in the Jan. 9 shooting inside an AMC theater at 3800 Princeton Lakes Way, police said. Both were charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and will be extradited to Atlanta, Officer Anthony Grant said in an emailed statement.

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“This is outstanding work by all of the Atlanta police detectives who worked this case,” Grant said. “We extend a sincere thank you to the U.S. Marshals team for their assistance.”

The shooting was one of two in three weeks at the Camp Creek Marketplace, a shopping center with restaurants and the AMC Camp Creek 14 theater. The shopping center, located on Camp Creek Parkway, is on the Atlanta-East Point line, so police departments in both cities patrol a portion of it.

In the first incident, the 22-year-old victim was at the AMC Camp Creek 14 to see a movie with her wife, police previously said. She left the theater about 9:10 p.m. after being shot in the shoulder and called for help from a nearby Walgreen’s.

The victim told investigators a group behind her in the theater was being too loud. She got into a brief argument with them, at which point one of them pulled out a handgun and fired. The victim realized she was shot after hearing the gunshot ring out, she told police.

The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

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King’s criminal history includes arrests for theft and drug possession, according to police. Crawford had no criminal history.

Three weeks after that incident, three teenagers were shot Jan. 30 at the same shopping center. Two 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old were shot after they were seen walking in the area near America Deli and CamiCakes, witnesses told police. At some point, a man in a black jacket fired shots into the crowd of people, striking them, a police spokesman said. All three teens survived their injuries.

The shooting prompted East Point city leaders to approve a new curfew that prohibits anyone younger than 18 from being on city streets between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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