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Atlanta cops seek man who allegedly shot homeowner in Washington Park

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A man has been added to Atlanta's "most wanted" list for allegedly shooting another man in a Washington Park home.

Police have accused Jeriod Mathis, 41, of aggravated assault in the Aug. 6 incident.

A police report details how a renter of a Harwell Street home came inside, followed by a man who the other roommates didn’t know. The homeowner told that man, who had a gold tooth and a tattoo on his forehead and who police identified as possibly being Mathis, to leave.

Jeriod Mathis
Jeriod Mathis

An argument ensued, and the homeowner was “eventually able to get (the visitor) outside and shut the door,” the report said. But the gold-toothed visitor allegedly opened the door again and shot the homeowner in the abdomen before fleeing.

The tenant who came home with the suspect told police he'd been riding around with him before the altercation and they stopped by the house to use the bathroom. The tenant only knew the man by the name “Black,” the report said.

Anyone with information on the case may call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. All callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 if their tip leads to an arrest and indictment.


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