Editor's note: The following crime alert was issued by Ron Lall, Neighborhood Planning Unit-W's public safety chairman.
The following information has been provided by the Atlanta Police Department. Greencove Lane is located between Clifton Road and Maynard Terrace, north of Glenwood Avenue and south of I-20.
Please contact APD if you were in the area during the times noted, and saw or heard anything that might be related to this incident. You may contact APD by calling 911.
On July 22, 2013, at approx 8:53 p.m., Officer J. Rutledge received a call on a person down in the 300 block of Greencove Lane. The caller advised that she returned home from work and she saw a black male laying on his stomach where the street dead-ends. She advised that she asked the male if he was okay and he moaned. She advised that she called 911 as she walked over to the male. She was asked by dispatch to turn the victim over on his back. The male was breathing but he was not alert.Fire Rescue and Dekalb EMS arrived on scene and the male was transported to Grady Hospital. Dekalb EMS could only advise that the male had a severe head injury and he did not have any identification. We were later advised that the male had been shot. On July 23, 2013 approximately 7:44 p.m., the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office notified the Homicide Unit the victim had succumbed to his injuries. At this time, APD has not been able to locate a crime scene nor any witnesses that heard a gunshot.
It has not been determined if the victim was shot in the area or brought there. The victim has not been identified.
The info indicated that they don't know where the victim was, at the time of the shooting. Victim was found on a dead end residential street, which raises some suspicion about whether the victim was taken there after being shot, and was in fact somewhere else at the time of the shooting.
The guns that were found with the juvenile who was arrested the same night are being examined to determine if there is a possible connection.