Atlanta police release photos of suspect, car in fatal weekend shooting

2 men dead, teen injured in 3 separate incidents across Atlanta
Atlanta police are searching for a man and a silver sedan with a Mississippi tag that investigators say are connected to a fatal shooting on Deering Road in the Loring Heights neighborhood.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta police are searching for a man and a silver sedan with a Mississippi tag that investigators say are connected to a fatal shooting on Deering Road in the Loring Heights neighborhood.

Police have released photos of a homicide suspect and a car they say were involved in the first of three separate Atlanta shootings Sunday that left two men dead and a 15-year-old boy injured.

Atlanta police got a call around 2:30 p.m. about a person shot in the 290 block of Deering Road in the Loring Heights neighborhood, not far from Atlantic Station. When officers arrived, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he died. He was identified as Tarsem Singh Jr. by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Homicide investigators released a photo Friday of the suspect wearing a black jacket and are asking for help in identifying him. A photo of a car authorities believe was involved in the shooting was released Monday. The silver sedan has a Mississippi license plate with the number JCB3376. A police spokesman said the car’s multiple occupants should be considered armed and dangerous.

The second call came in about 30 minutes later and four miles away. Officers responded to 72 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta at about 3 p.m. and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds and a laceration to his head, police said in a statement. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as 50-year-old Theodore Powell by the medical examiner.

The building at 72 Marietta Street was the location of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1972 until 2010; Cox Enterprises announced the donation of the 6-acre parcel to the city of Atlanta in November 2010.

By 8 p.m., police got a call about another shooting 3½ miles away in the 1100 block of Oakland Lane in the Oakland City neighborhood and not far from the Rev. James Orange Park. There, officers found a 15-year-old with a gunshot wound. He was described as alert and taken to a hospital.

It was not clear if the boy was the intended target.

Anyone with information about the shooting on Deering Road is asked to contact investigators. Tipsters may submit information anonymously by calling the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.StopCrimeAtl.org.

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