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Man Shot, Killed Near Grady Hospital Thursday Afternoon

The preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting may have started as a verbal altercation that escalated to gunfire.

At this time the exact motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation continues. Credit: Patch file
At this time the exact motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation continues. Credit: Patch file
Atlanta police say a man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon not far from the entrance to Grady Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.

According to Officer John Chafee, the victim, a male in his mid-thirties, was shot at least two times around 2:30 p.m. in the area of 46 Armstrong Street.

He was transported to Grady and died. His name has not been released.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting may have started as a verbal altercation that escalated to gunfire. Investigators believe that there is possibly some type of association between the victim and suspect. 

At this time the exact motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. The information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

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