Two men were shot – one of them fatally – in southwest Atlanta Saturday night, and Sunday, police charged the surviving man with killing the other.
Police responding to the scene in the 3600 block of Ginnis Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday found one man grazed in the head, and the other shot in the chest, Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said.
Both men were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the man with the chest wound later died.
Sunday, homicide investigators charged the surviving man, 22-year-old Nicholas Corwin Sanders, with murder, aggravated assault and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, Jones said.
“Investigators served Sanders with the arrest warrant while Sanders was in Grady Hospital receiving treatment for injuries acquired during this incident,” Jones said. “City of Atlanta Detention Officers were notified about Sanders’ arrest and received custody of Sanders.”
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the dead man as Xavier Shavers, 21, of Union City.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.