“Our officers acted swiftly in apprehending the suspect at the West Lake station,” she said in a statement. “Those injured passengers were treated by EMS and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
The shooting was the fifth murder investigation MARTA police have had to undertake this fiscal year.
But in a recent presentation to media Dunham and other officials touted a 27 percent decrease in serious crime on the system. She attributed higher police visibility, 10,000 cameras installed on the system and the suspensions of problem riders.
Still, she acknowledged the spate of killings, which is highly unusual, considering that in the previous four fiscal years there were zero.
Murder charges and arrests also came in the other cases.
Video: 1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at MARTA station
The family of the man who died was visibly emotional at the station Thursday.