Officials ID man killed after dispute at troubled SW Atlanta apartments

A man was killed in a shooting at the Pavilion Place apartments Saturday, police said.

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Credit: Jason Getz /

A man was killed in a shooting at the Pavilion Place apartments Saturday, police said.

A man was shot and killed Saturday evening after a dispute ended in gunfire at a troubled apartment complex in southwest Atlanta, according to authorities.

The shooting happened just before 10:15 p.m. at the Pavilion Place apartments on Cleveland Avenue. Officers arrived in the Hammond Park neighborhood and found the man shot at least once. He died at the scene, police said.

He was identified as Quandarius Senior, 32, by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

According to authorities, the shooting was the result of an “escalated” dispute at the complex, where Senior lived.

Hours later, police said a suspect was arrested and charged in the killing. Gustavius Senior, in his mid-30s, was booked into the Fulton County jail on charges of murder and aggravated assault, police said.

No other details have been shared about what led to the incident. Police have not said if the suspect and victim are related.

The Pavilion Place apartments is among 272 of the metro area’s persistently dangerous complexes, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that looked into serious crimes, lax maintenance and other hazards in Atlanta neighborhoods.

From 2017 to 2022, police reported 280 crimes at the complex, which included six homicides, 75 aggravated assaults, 12 robberies and a child molestation. In October, a teenage boy was injured in a drive-by shooting there. Police said he had been walking with friends.

Saturday’s shooting remains under investigation.

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