Suspect sought after woman shot to death at Atlanta park

Police in Atlanta are working to identify the suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage on the day of the shooting.
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Police in Atlanta are working to identify the suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage on the day of the shooting.

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Police are still working to find a gunman days after a woman was shot and killed at a southwest Atlanta park.

Atlanta police on Monday released surveillance footage of the suspect in the fatal incident, which happened at Deerwood Park on Alexandria Drive.

When officers arrived at the park about 7 p.m. Friday, they found a woman lying in the street, department spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said. Elexcia Banks, 40, was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound.

According to a police report, Banks was spending time with friends inside the park when “unexpected gunfire” erupted from the nearby street.

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Police asking for public's help to find murder suspect

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In the surveillance footage, a man can be seen standing in the street near the park next to a red vehicle. The man appears to fire a gun before getting into the back seat before the vehicle leaves the scene.

The suspect was wearing a black shirt and black jeans with a red hat and red shoes. Police believe the car is a Hyundai Sonata or Hyundai Elantra.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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