Smyrna police seek help identifying 2 suspects in fatal shooting

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Police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man who they say shot 22-year-old to death in Smyrna

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Police in Smyrna need the public’s help identifying two suspects after a 22-year-old man was fatally shot Monday night.

Smyrna officers responded to the 1600 block of Roswell Street just before 10 p.m., a news release states. When they arrived, they found Michael Ezzard Jr. with a gunshot wound.

“He did not deserve this,” Ezzard’s tearful mother, Angela Jones, told Channel 2 Action News. “If you know anything, anybody, any small detail, please come forward.”

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Michael Ezzard Jr., 22, was shot and killed Monday night outside a Smyrna shopping center on Roswell Street.

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Michael Ezzard Jr., 22, was shot and killed Monday night outside a Smyrna shopping center on Roswell Street.

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Michael Ezzard Jr., 22, was shot and killed Monday night outside a Smyrna shopping center on Roswell Street.

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Surveillance footage shared with the news station shows Ezzard talking with two people while standing outside a store in a shopping center. The suspect then runs up to the victim from behind, gun in hand. He points the gun at the victim’s head and wrestles him to the ground as the victim tries to push the gun away before he is shot.

Another video shows the suspect walking to a gray Honda sedan that was parked in a separate, nearby parking lot. Investigators believe the suspect fled the scene in that car, which was driven by a woman. They were last seen driving west on Hawthorne Avenue, according to the release.

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Smyrna police are asking the public for help identifying the vehicle and person seen in these photos.

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Smyrna police are asking the public for help identifying the vehicle and person seen in these photos.

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Smyrna police are asking the public for help identifying the vehicle and person seen in these photos.

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Police said the alleged shooter should be considered “armed and extremely dangerous.” A motive has not been disclosed by police.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 or the Smyrna Police Department at 770-434-6666. Tipsters can remain anonymous by submitting tips to Crime Stoppers at 404-577-(TIPS)8477 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website at atlantapolicefoundation.org.