Midtown shooting suspect indicted, a no-show at bond hearing

The man accused of a lunchtime shooting spree in July in Midtown was indicted Friday by a Fulton County grand jury.

Nkosi Thandiwe was formally charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, gun possession and other charges in connection with the death of Brittney Watts and the shootings of two other women.

The 22-year-old former security guard was a no-show Monday for a scheduled preliminary hearing in Fulton County Superior Court.

His attorney, John A. Garland, also was absent Monday when time came to request a bond hearing from the presiding judge.

Thandiwe, therefore, will remain in the Fulton County jail without bond.

This was the third time Thandiwe's attorney's had put off facing a judge. Monday's scheduled hearing had been postponed from a week earlier. And last week's hearing was carried over from earlier in August.

Thandiwe, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Watts in the neck, then paralyzing Lauren Garcia as he shot randomly while speeding away in Watts' car.

Another woman, Tiffany Ferenczy, was shot in the calf and returned to work the following week.

Police say that on the day of the shootings, Watts encountered Thandiwe on the third level of the parking deck across the street from the office building where she worked.

All three shooting victims worked in the Proscenium building at 14th Street and Crescent Avenue in Midtown, as did Thandiwe, who had been a security guard there for about a year.