Six-time felon gets prison for shooting man during Atlanta carjacking

This gun was submitted as evidence against felon Jeff North in an Atlanta carjacking that left one man injured in March 2015.

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This gun was submitted as evidence against felon Jeff North in an Atlanta carjacking that left one man injured in March 2015.

An Atlanta man convicted six times as a felon was sentenced to a quarter-century in prison for shooting a man during a carjacking in 2015.

Prosecutors announced the sentencing of Jeff North, 54, on Monday in a news release.

“As a felon, with several prior convictions for violent crimes and drug offenses, North shows no regard for the rule of law, and contempt for law abiding citizens,” said Byung “BJay” Pak, head attorney of the justice department’s northern Georgia district. “This sentence will remove him from our streets.”


According to federal court documents, an Atlanta police officer was on patrol at Mayson Turner Road Northwest and Joseph E. Boone Boulevard Northwest on March 23, 2015, when something odd happened.

A man whose shirt was soaked in blood waved down the cop and told the officer that someone had just shot him and stolen his 1995 Chevrolet van.

The officer stopped the van at 1218 Joseph E. Boone and found North driving, according to records. Inside the van was the victim’s wallet and splattered blood in addition to a .22-caliber revolver and two fired bullet casings.


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The victim told a police investigator at Grady Memorial Hospital that he was trying to sell his van at the Petro Truck Stop located at 3181 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway when North came up and agreed to pay him $500.

The victim said North told him that the cash was at his home on Archer Way Northwest, so they drove over together. Once there, the victim said North shot him twice and ran.


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North has already been convicted for crimes including robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, along with possession of drugs with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

If he serves his full sentence, North will be nearly 80 years old. After that, he will have three years of supervised release.


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