In May, investigators said it appeared Bennett’s shooter had been inside the car with her, but no other details were provided. Wednesday’s statement naming Brown as a suspect did not shed further light on the circumstances around the shooting.
The sheriff’s office released a photo of Brown and warned the public not to approach him since he could be armed.
Bennett was a mother of four — two boys and two girls, ages 17, 15, 12 and 10. One of her daughters, Beautiful Austin-Bennett, described her as “special, beautiful and adventurous” on a GoFundMe page, and told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution she was “this loud, fun person, but got a feisty side.”
“Her energy was contagious and she had a heart just as big and beautiful as she was, which unfortunately led to her untimely departure,” Austin-Bennett wrote on the fundraising page.
Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts is asked to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit by calling CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS. A reward may be possible if the information provided leads to an arrest.