Officials ID man fatally shot, pushed from car onto freeway

Officials have identified the man who died Friday after he was shot, then pushed from a car onto the downtown Atlanta connector.

Homer Thirkield, 19, was the man who was shot in the 1600 block of Sylvan Road, then left on I-75/85 northbound near I-20, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said Saturday.

Thirkield was pushed onto the interstate in front of a Clayton County ambulance, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. The emergency workers on that ambulance began performing CPR on the victim, and took him to Grady Memorial Hospital. Police said about 4:30 p.m. that he had died.

Investigators are searching for the red and black cars and any information about the people fighting on Sylvan Road, or what they were fighting about.