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Police release video in SE Atlanta shooting, seek public’s help

Atlanta police are requesting the public’s help in identifying suspects related to the death of Seadee Jones, who died at Grady Memorial hospital Monday after being shot at the Forest Cove apartments. DANIEL FUNKE/DANIEL.FUNKE@COXINC.COM
Atlanta police are requesting the public’s help in identifying suspects related to the death of Seadee Jones, who died at Grady Memorial hospital Monday after being shot at the Forest Cove apartments. DANIEL FUNKE/DANIEL.FUNKE@COXINC.COM

Police released a video Tuesday that shows several people of interest in a Monday fatal shooting in southeast Atlanta.

Seadee Jones, 42, was shot multiple times at the Forest Cove apartments in the 1000 block of New Town Circle SE Monday afternoon. He later died from his wounds after being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Police said they believe Jones was a resident at the complex.

The surveillance video, which was released during a news conference Tuesday, shows several men interacting with Jones, shown in the bottom-right corner of the frame, as he purchases what appears to be beer at Tanner’s Corner Grocery. The convenience store is at McDonough Boulevard and Moreland Drive. According to police, the video was taken about 30 minutes before Jones was shot.

Police said they had no suspects in custody and hoped to speak with the men in the video to see if they know anything about Jones’ death.

Residents told authorities the shooter or shooters got away on foot.

Atlanta police asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to anonymously call CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477, or to text a tip to 274637. There is a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects, police said.

“Anything that happened obviously in broad daylight in the height of the afternoon is very concerning, so that’s why we’re asking anyone who heard or saw anything to come forward so we can get these individuals off the street,” APD spokesman Lt. Charles R. Hampton Jr. told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.