Holmes then allegedly approached two siblings at a bus stop at Old Gordon Road and MLK Jr. Drive, according to police.
“The older victim stated that she stepped in front of her younger sister to protect her,” Lyon said. “Mr. Holmes told the victim to give him her sunglasses, which were hanging from her shirt. She told him ‘no’ so he shoved her to the ground and snatched them from her. She was not injured.”
Minutes later, Holmes was shot. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left calf, according to police. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
On Wednesday afternoon, Holmes was charged with two counts of simple battery, Lyon said. Once his true identification is known, Holmes also will be charged with robbery.
The investigation continues for the alleged shooter, who police say is said to have been in a small, burgundy car, Lyon said.