Home invasion suspect killed, police search for 2 others

As would-be burglars fled, one ran into path of car

A 19-year-old Atlanta man is dead and police continued to look for his two companions Wednesday after the trio allegedly fired shots in a home invasion gone awry in south Fulton County.

The suspects gave up their attempted burglary of a home on Tellico Circle Tuesday evening, fleeing in a stolen getaway car that they crashed into another vehicle, Officer Scott McBride with the Fulton County police told the AJC.

They then ran from the crash scene, and one of the men darted "directly into the path of an oncoming car," McBride said.

The man, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office as Alan Wise, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, McBride said.

The three suspects were unsuccessful in their attempted home burglary, but fired several shots before leaving Tellico Circle, McBride said.

Police were called to the street around 7:15 p.m.

Officers spotted the suspects fleeing in a Cadillac STS, later determined to be stolen, and attempted to stop the car, McBride said. Instead of stopping, the Cadillac struck a vehicle carrying two adults and two children near the intersection of Butner and County Line roads, he said.

The family's car overturned in the collision, but the injuries were not believed to be serious, McBride said. All four were transported to hospitals for evaluation.

As officers attended to the crash victims, the three suspects ran from the scene.

It was dark, and Wise ran into Butner Road, giving an oncoming car no time to stop, McBride said. Officers recovered a gun from Wise.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Wise was not injured, McBride said.

The two other suspects ran into nearby woods, McBride said. Fulton County and Atlanta police officers were involved in the search late Tuesday.

"They're pretty bold perpetrators," McBride said.

Wise has been arrested at least three times in the past two years, according to Fulton County jail records.

In October 2008, Wise was charged with discharging a gun in a public street and giving a false name to police. He spent three weeks in the jail in September 2009 after being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, theft by receiving a stolen gun, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

This past August, Wise was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property, marijuana possession and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this article.