Brown is recovering at Atlanta Medical Center’s intensive care unit, Channel 2 reported. GBI officials interviewed him Thursday from his hospital bed.
The agency previously referred to Brown and 24-year-old Devontae Perkins, who was also found stabbed several times, as victims, AJC.com reported. Perkins was treated and released from Spalding Regional Hospital.
Spalding County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwayne Jones told AJC.com Friday that authorities are not looking for a third person, saying Brown and Perkins are believed to be the only people involved.
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“When we handed the investigation off to the GBI, we labeled them both at the time as victims,” Jones said. “The GBI will make the determination whether they can determine a primary aggressor.”
GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said Friday her agency has nothing to add about the investigation.
Attorney Tiffany Simmons told Channel 2 that Brown’s family believes the stabbing was attempted murder, and the man responsible should be arrested.
“My client is in ICU with over 17 stab wounds,” Simmons said. “That person should’ve been charged the day it happened.”
Simmons said Brown is “acquainted” with the man who stabbed him, but she couldn’t say what his motive may have been, the news station reported.
A spokeswoman told Channel 2 the stabbing had nothing to do with Brown’s position on the school board. He is also a teacher at Fulton Leadership Academy in East Point.
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