Jerrontae Cain
Photo: FBI Atlanta
Photo: FBI Atlanta

Man wanted by FBI in shooting of girlfriend arrested in College Park 

A man wanted by the FBI for allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head was arrested Thursday after authorities tracked him to a home in College Park. 

Jerrontae Cain’s 41-year-old girlfriend survived the shooting. In fact, she didn’t know she had a bullet lodged in the back of her skull until June 2017, when she went to Atlanta Medical Center complaining of head pain, according to the FBI.

Atlanta police took out warrants for Cain, 38, of Atlanta, after an investigation revealed his girlfriend was shot during an altercation two months earlier outside her home on Godfrey Drive in northwest Atlanta. She did not remember being shot, she told police.

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The FBI asked for the public’s help to locate Cain in February 2018. Nearly one year later, he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

“Cain was taken into custody this afternoon at an address on Aspen Avenue in College Park,” FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Thursday in a news release. “When agents and task force officers approached the house, Cain climbed into the attic of the home. The FBI Atlanta SWAT team was called in and after a couple hours, Cain surrendered without further incident.”

Rowson said a tip to Crime Stoppers Atlanta led the task force to the College Park home. 

Cain was previously convicted of sexual battery and sentenced to probation in Fulton County. He is listed on Georgia’s sex offender registry.

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