WATCH: Video released of shooting in East Point neighborhood

Investigators seek witnesses, victims affected by gunfire

More than a week after a 19-year-old was arrested on charges related to brandishing a rifle and firing shots in an East Point neighborhood, police are searching for additional witnesses and victims in the case.

Investigators hope newly released video footage from the incident will help bring new details to light.

Joseph Washington was arrested in the early morning hours of Jan. 23 after an active shooter was reported in the Lakeside Preserve subdivision, East Point police spokesman Capt. Allyn Glover said in a news release.

Officers responded to the area between 1-2 a.m. after getting multiple reports of gunshots being fired, Glover said. At the scene, officers saw Washington carrying a rifle and ordered him to surrender. Instead, Washington ran into the woods, Glover said.

Officers searched the area and found Washington near the intersection of Otter Dam Court and Kingfisher Drive. The intersection is near a cul-de-sac in the subdivision backed by woods and a creek.

Video footage released by police shows a man aiming a long gun at a passing car, then one of the car’s headlights going out as if it’s been shot. The man, dressed in dark pants and a dark, hooded jacket, walks unhurriedly along the road, even as a patrol car arrives with lights flashing. As the man disappears from the right side of the video frame, two officers can be seen cautiously pursuing him before one returns to the car.

No injuries were reported, but police are searching for witnesses who may have further information or other victims who may have been affected by injury or damage to property. They are asked to contact East Point police by calling 404-761-2177 and asking to speak with a detective or emailing

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