Atlanta police search for armed and dangerous homicide suspect

Atlanta police search for armed and dangerous homicide suspect

September 14, 2023
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In the early hours of Sunday, September 3, a fatal shooting occurred at 2430 Piedmont Rd NE in Atlanta. A man was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities have identified the suspect as Randy King, born in 2001, and are urging the public to assist in locating him.

The Incident

Around 1:40 a.m., Atlanta police responded to a call regarding a person shot at the Piedmont Road address. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to conduct a preliminary investigation.

According to police, the victim had interrupted the suspect, later identified as Randy King, who was in the process of breaking into a vehicle. The interruption led to the fatal shooting.

Suspect Details

Randy King is believed to be driving a newer model Kia K500 with dark tinted windows. The tag information of the vehicle is currently unknown. Fugitive Investigators have labeled King as armed and dangerous.

Public Assistance Requested

Authorities are now seeking the public’s help in locating King. Anyone with information related to the case or the suspect can submit an anonymous tip to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online at or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Individuals providing tips are not required to give their name or any identifying information and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

This incident adds to the concerns about public safety in Atlanta, a city that has been grappling with an uptick in violent crimes in recent months.

For those who have information but wish to remain anonymous, the Crime Stoppers tip line and online platform offer a secure way to assist in the investigation without revealing one’s identity.

By reporting any relevant information, the public can play a crucial role in aiding the authorities in solving this case and potentially preventing future incidents.

⚠️ Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

About Atlanta: As the capital and largest city of Georgia, Atlanta is home to a diverse population of about 515,000 residents. The city’s educational landscape is strong, with 88% of its inhabitants having completed high school and 49% holding college degrees. With a median household income of $60,000, Atlanta showcases a thriving economy driven by its dynamic community and extensive opportunities.

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