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The Atlanta Police Department (APD) is looking for a suspect who fatally shot and robbed a security guard Monday.
The shooting of Anthony Frazier, 51, occurred outside a restaurant at 387 Cleveland Ave SW, which is part of a mall south of Atlanta with stores and restaurants, APD said in a statement. hurry.
Security footage released by the department shows the armed suspect – dressed in a black long-sleeved t-shirt, black Nike baseball cap and camouflage backpack – as he approaches the victim from behind.
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The video then appears to show the suspect robbing the victim while lying on the ground. The suspect then leaves the scene.
The video also shows several people in the area that homicide investigators are looking to identify, according to the APD. An apparent witness in the video shakes his head as he later walks by the crime scene.
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Homicides are up 47% year-to-date in Atlanta, with 53 reported so far this year, compared to 36 at the same time last year.
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Robberies are down 19%, with 170 incidents reported so far this year, compared to 211 in the same period last year, according to the APD.
APD is asking anyone with information about the suspect to contact 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information may also be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta Whistleblower Line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com.
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