APD: Drug-related shooting at Old 4th Ward apartments leads to arrest

The shooting took place at the Prato at Midtown apartments, which are located in Atlanta's Old 4th Ward neighborhood.

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The shooting took place at the Prato at Midtown apartments, which are located in Atlanta's Old 4th Ward neighborhood.

Police arrested a Lithonia man involved in a shooting at an apartment complex in Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward neighborhood, officials confirmed Friday.

The shooting took place around 11 a.m. at the Prato at Midtown complex near Ralph McGill Boulevard and Central Park Place, Atlanta police spokesperson Officer Steve Avery confirmed in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Officers were called to the 3200 block of Renaissance Place after getting reports of a person shot in the northeast Atlanta neighborhood.

Officers arrived and found a suspicious man, later identified as 23-year-old Antoine Demetrice Jones, running from the area where shots were fired. Officers chased Jones and were able to detain him after a short foot pursuit, a police spokesperson said in a news release.

A victim at the scene who’d been physically assaulted was transported to the hospital alert and conscious. Police did not reveal the victim’s name.

“Upon further investigation, it appears the suspect and victim were acquaintances and the incident occurred over illegal narcotics,” the news release stated.

Police charged Jones with attempted robbery, reckless conduct, aggravated assault and obstruction.

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