Tony Stiles
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

60-year-old arrested on murder charge after shooting in SE Atlanta

Atlanta police have arrested a 60-year-old man following the shooting death of a 23-year-old at a southeast Atlanta townhome Monday.

The shooting suspect, Tony Stiles, knew the victim, identified as Joseph Bates, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said in a statement Tuesday.

Police said the two men may have gotten in an argument about money at a townhome in the 400 block of Tufton Trail, prompting the shooting.

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Bates was found shot in the chest and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police the alleged shooter left the scene in a vehicle.

Stiles was located by fugitive units and taken to the Fulton County Jail. He faces charges of felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said.

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