Man dies after being shot, crashing car into NE Atlanta apartment office

A man died Monday night after crashing his BMW into a leasing office at a northeast Atlanta apartment complex, and rescuers discovered he had been shot.

Mark Lewis, 27, was found unconscious inside his car after crashing just before 6:45 p.m. at the Lenox Woods apartments in the Lindridge-Martin Manor neighborhood east of Buckhead, Atlanta police said. After pulling the man from the car, firefighters found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his side.

Lewis was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Homicide investigators were sent to the scene and are working to determine the circumstances around the man’s shooting and death, police said in a news release.

No other injuries were reported.

Marisa Connolly told Channel 2 Action News she saw a black sedan driving through the parking lot before someone fired a single gunshot into the vehicle. It was the second shooting she’s witnessed at the Lenox Road complex following gunfire in the parking lot a few weeks ago, Connolly said.

“I just moved into Atlanta a couple of months ago, and all I’ve heard is gunshots from right here,” she told the news station from the scene. “I thought this was a safe neighborhood, but I guess not.”

No suspects have been identified, and police are asking anyone with information to come forward. 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.