W.A. BRIDGES JR. / AJC FILE
In July 1999, daytrader Mark Barton killed his wife and children before going on a shooting rampage first at his home and later at the Buckhead office complex where he worked, killing a total of nine people and wounding 13. Our photographers chronicled the day as it unfolded. Here, workers run from the scene of Barton's rampage at 3500 Piedmont Road. Official speculate that the motive for Barton's rampage stemmed from the fact that he had suffered $105,000 in losses over the previous two months daytrading. He started his rampage at his employer, Momentum Securities, and then continued his shooting spree at the nearby All Tech Investment Group.
AP Photo / Henry County Police
Mark Barton, shown in this undated family photo with his wife Leigh Ann, daughter Mychelle, 8, and son Matthew, 11. Police say Barton killed his wife and then his children before going on a shooting spree in two Atlanta offices Thursday, July 29, 1999.
Atlanta Police Department
Police say this copy photo from a security camera at All-Tech from July 29, 1999, shows shooting suspect Mark Barton leaving the lobby of the building on the ground floor. In the end, Barton's rampage claimed the lives of his second wife and his two children along with six others in the Buckhead offices of All-Tech, where Barton had been daytrading. He wounded 13 others in the attack. Barton was also the prime suspect in the bludgeoning deaths of his first wife, Debra Spivey Barton, the mother of his children, and his mother-in Law Eloise Powell Spivey, who were killed in September 1993. Charges for those two murders were never brought againt him. Barton committed suicide soon after his shooting rampage.