Police seek ID of person of interest in shooting death

Police have surveillance footage of a man believed to be a person of interest in a southwest Atlanta homicide case.

But homicide detectives need the public’s help in identifying the man, shown inside a convenience store within hours of when a 28-year-old man was found shot to death on Spring Street, Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police said Friday night.

Shortly before 4 a.m. Oct. 22, police were called to the 99 block of Spring Street, where they found a deceased man who had been shot multiple times, the incident report states. There were no eyewitnesses at the time, police said.

The victim was identified as Todd Burkes, of Jonesboro, according to police.

In a video released Friday night, a man identified only as a person of interest, is seen using a microwave inside a convenience store. The time on the video indicates the man was in the store hours before Burkes was found shot to death.

Anyone with information on the homicide or the person seen in the video is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect or suspects.