Alpharetta detectives are looking for a driver who cut off a motorcyclist and then might have shot at him at a popular outdoor mall.
The motorcyclist was turning into Avalon at Second Avenue off Old Milton Parkway, Channel 2 Action News reported.
"He was cut off by another vehicle, a BMW, that blew through two stop signs and almost hit our victim,” Alpharetta police spokesman Sgt. Howard Miller told the news station.
The motorcyclist drove up to the car to see what was happening, Miller said. That’s when things got violent.
"When he got up to the window, the driver of the BMW pulled out what appeared to be a handgun, held it up and yelled what appeared to be profanities at our victim,” Miller told Channel 2.
As the 25-year-old motorcyclist drove off, he heard a loud pop, which could have been gunfire, Miller said.
Police aren’t sure if the driver fired a gun, as officers never found a shell casing. Miller said officers looked at video footage of Avalon and saw some of the interaction between the motorcycle and the BMW.
“Had there been gunfire and it didn't hit our victim, what goes up must come down, it could have hit someone else at the Avalon or someone else in our city,” Miller said.
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