“He was struck multiple times and ran several blocks to Pryor Street, where he collapsed,” Sgt. Greg Lyon with Atlanta police said the day of the shooting. “He saw someone on the porch and ran to them for aid.”
Benton and Guffie lured Berry to the courtyard of a Cooper Street apartment complex under the premise of buying marijuana, according to investigators. Once the men had Berry cornered, they confronted him about a previous shooting that left another man paralyzed, Howard’s office said. Berry had been implicated in the previous shooting, but not charged as the gunman.