Police investigating armed carjacking, kidnapping in SW Atlanta

The kidnapping victim was found unharmed about two miles away.
The kidnapping victim was found unharmed about two miles away.

Police are investigating a carjacking and kidnapping in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday evening.

About 7:10 p.m., officers were called to the 2900 block of Headland Drive, where they found a man who had been carjacked while he was talking to a friend, Atlanta police said. The victim said a van pulled up and multiple armed men jumped out.

The suspects pointed a gun at the victim’s friend, forcing him to get inside the van, police said. One of the suspects then took the victim’s vehicle, and the group fled with both vehicles.

The van was later found abandoned near Sylvan Road and Dill Avenue, prompting a manhunt for the suspects and the kidnapped victim, police said.

The victim who had been kidnapped was found unharmed about two miles away, near Fleet Road and Lakewood Avenue.

Police spotted a man near the scene, and he was detained after a brief foot chase. However, he was not charged in the carjacking. He faces only a city ordinance charge for obstruction, police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown said.

No other information was provided. The case remains under investigation.

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