Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect and said he fled on foot. Soon after, police received a call that a man matching the description had tried to steal a car nearby at the intersection of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and Hammond Drive, Ortega said.
Investigators said the suspect shot the carjacking victim but ran away without being able to steal the car. The driver received non-life-threatening injuries, Ortega said.
Spencer then carjacked another driver, police said. The second driver was not injured.
Police said Spencer crashed the car in the area of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and Central Park Drive. According to Ortega, Spencer tried to carjack other drivers in the area but was arrested after he was hit by one of those vehicles.
Spencer was taken to the Fulton County Jail, where he remains with no bond. In addition to murder, he is charged with three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of motor vehicle hijacking, one count of attempted motor vehicle hijacking and one count of aggravated assault.
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