Police: Man shot by maintenance worker in parking deck of Buckhead apartments

Atlanta police are investigating a person shot call Friday morning at the Alexan Buckhead Village on Pharr Road.

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Atlanta police are investigating a person shot call Friday morning at the Alexan Buckhead Village on Pharr Road.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

A man accused of trespassing at a Buckhead apartment building was taken to a hospital Friday after he was shot by a maintenance worker, according to police.

The shooting brought Atlanta police and Grady Memorial Hospital paramedics to the Alexan Buckhead Village building on Pharr Road shortly after 7 a.m. The shooting victim was stable when he was taken to the hospital, according to Atlanta police spokesperson Officer Steve Avery.

Investigators were told the man was trespassing in the building’s parking deck when he was confronted by a female maintenance employee, Avery said.

“An argument ensued and the male was shot by the employee,” the spokesperson said.

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Officers and investigators roped off the entrance to the Pharr Road parking deck while they investigated a shooting Friday at the Alexan Buckhead Village apartments.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

Officers and investigators roped off the entrance to the Pharr Road parking deck while they investigated a shooting Friday at the Alexan Buckhead Village apartments.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

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Officers and investigators roped off the entrance to the Pharr Road parking deck while they investigated a shooting Friday at the Alexan Buckhead Village apartments.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

The worker, whose name was not released, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. It was not clear if the shooting victim was indeed trespassing or if he would face charges.

Several uniform police officers and investigators worked for hours Friday outside the luxury apartment building, where the Pharr Road entrance to the parking deck was roped off with crime scene tape.

In a statement, a representative for Alexan Buckhead Village confirmed the woman arrested was an associate.

“First and foremost, our thoughts are with the individual who was injured in the incident,” the statement read. “We are fully cooperating with the police investigation and gathering as many details as possible. In the meantime, the associate who was involved has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation.”

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