4 persons of interest sought in deadly southwest Atlanta shooting

Police are searching for four men they think may lead them to who shot and killed a man in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood last month. 

Clarence Lorenzo Frayer, 34, was found face down with multiple gunshot wounds in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to an Atlanta police report. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

Police said Frayer and his wife had moved to the Atlanta area from Charleston, S.C., weeks before he was killed. 

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Six weeks after the fatal Nov. 3 shooting, police released a two-minute clip of surveillance video of the area that shows four men huddled on a street corner. After roughly a minute-and-a-half, the men leave the corner and follow a man seen leaving one of the shops along the street. That man, whose face is blurred in the video, has no connection to the four men. Police said Frayer is not pictured in the video. 

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“We believe that the individuals in the video were in the area the homicide took place near the time it occurred, and we would like to speak with them,” Atlanta police officer Donald Hannah said in an emailed statement. 

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Three shell casings, two white containers filled with food and a white Styrofoam cup were found near Frayer’s body, according to the police report. 

A manager of a J.R. Crickets in the area told police he heard two gunshots from outside his business but didn’t see the shooting. A patron at Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro said he went to the location of the shooting, thinking it was a relative, “as he and a security guard attempted to determine who and what was going on,” the police report states. 

Police have not said what a possible motive is in the murder.

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