Police are investigating a shooting at Atlantic Station.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Atlantic Station shooting victim sought ‘criminal transaction,’ cops say

A 21-year-old man who was fatally shot Thursday night at Atlantic Station was there “to engage in a criminal transaction,” Atlanta police said Friday.

“Our investigators are working to learn why the transaction resulted in a shooting,” spokesman Jarius Daugherty said in a statement. “The investigation continues.”

The victim was identified Friday as Malik Mayfield by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said earlier there is no one in custody, and the relationship between the shooter and the victim are unknown.

No other details have been released.

Calling it a “contained” incident, Atlantic Station officials said Friday that guests were never in danger.

“Last night, a shooting occurred in the west end of our parking deck,” they said in a statement. “Off-duty Atlanta Police Department officers and our Security Team were on site and secured the area immediately.”

Atlantic Station plans to add more off-duty Atlanta officers to its security force, management said.

“In the unlikely situation our residents, tenants or visitors are in danger,” they said in the statement, “you will receive swift communication through your property management contact.”

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