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Crime reports – Details on Kirkwood shooting

Kirkwood and East Lake

Crime reports – Details on Kirkwood shooting

Illustration. Source: Wikimedia commons

Illustration. Source: Wikimedia common

Here are the crime reports for Zone 6 neighborhoods in our area, which includes Kirkwood. These reports are provided by Atlanta Police and are presumed to be accurate.


On Feb. 24, a Monday evening, police responded to a call about a shooting near 1674 Memorial Drive. They found a man with a gunshot wound to the lower right abdomen. He was alert and conscious, police said. He told police he stopped by the car wash to pick up his vehicle when two unknown men ran up to him and began shooting. Police were able to talk to three witnesses who saw the shooting as it happened. They recovered 14 shell casings from the scene. The victim was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and survived his injuries, police said.

The witnesses described the suspects as:

1) A black male, 5’8 to 5’10, wearing all black with a black hoodie shirt, 18 to 22 years old with a thin build.

2) A black male, 5’10, with dark skin, a dark blue denim camouflage hat and shades.

East Lake

On Feb. 25, a retired Atlanta Police officer walked into the Zone 6 precinct to report that someone had broken into his car. The retired police officer told police that his 1997 Honda Civic was parked in his driveway, covered by a tarp. He discovered the passenger window broken on Feb. 17. “He stated some paperwork, canned goods, his Atlanta Police Sgt. badge, badge holder, and police identification were missing,” the police report says. “(The retired police officer) stated he had already notified Homeland Security about the theft of police property.”

East Atlanta

On Feb. 24, police responded to a report of a burglary at a liquor store on Fayetteville Road.  “It appeared that the suspects entered through the hole in the wall, crawled between the cooler and the wall until the cooler ended thus gaining entry to the business,” the police report says. “Once the suspects entered the business, they opened the breaker box turning off a portion of the power to the business. They then pried open the door to the office area.” The suspects stole $350 dollars in cash and change.

Candler Park

On Feb. 24, a Monday evening, a man walked into a flower shop on McLendon Avenue. He said he was in the security business and asked if the store needed a camera system. He ordered a bouquet and went outside to talk on his cell phone. He walked back into the store and told the clerks that he was giving his mom directions to the shop. He told the clerks he needed more flowers. As the suspect started making his second order, he started singing. The police report says the suspect “suspect pulled out a black pistol with silver accents then told everyone in the shop to get down on the ground by the register.” He took their cell phones and money from the register, then ordered the victims to go into the bathroom and close the door. The suspect is described as a a brown skinned, black male wearing leather pants with gold zippers and a long tan jacket, with a gray hoodie underneath. The report says he looked like he was in his early twenties, and is about 5’8. He has no facial hair.