Woman sought after man is shot in the face, left at Atlanta hospital

Credit: Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

Credit: Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

Atlanta police are looking for a woman suspected of shooting a man in the face after he tried to break up a fight between her and her boyfriend.

Janet Kemp, 55, is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault in connection with the Valentine’s Day shooting. Police released her name and photo Wednesday in hopes of capturing the woman, whom they called “a violent criminal.”

According to a police report obtained by AJC.com, Kemp took the 37-year-old victim to Grady Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right side of his forehead. She told police she found the man lying on the ground at the intersection of Bass and Pryor streets and did not provide his name, an officer said in the report.

The man was unconscious when he arrived at the hospital, but it was later determined that the bullet did not penetrate through his head. He was shot once underneath his right eye and did not sustain any brain damage, according to the report.

Kemp was not identified as a suspect in the shooting until later. Investigators believe she and her boyfriend got into a verbal and physical argument inside a vehicle. When a passenger in the back seat tried to break it up, Kemp allegedly shot the man in the face, police said in a lookout bulletin.

The victim was a friend of Kemp’s boyfriend, police said.

(Atlanta, GA) The Atlanta Police Department need your help catching a violent criminal. The Suspect Ms. Janet Kemp and...

Posted by Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Anyone with information on the woman’s whereabouts is asked to come forward. She is described as 5-foot-5 and about 165 pounds.

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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