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Two men arrested for murder, another on run one week after drive-by shooting near downtown Atlanta: Cops

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Mar. 21 2022, Published 3:33 p.m. ET

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One week after a drive-by shooting claimed the life of a man in Georgia, police have taken two of three suspects into custody for felony murder, law enforcement officials said.

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At around 10:20 p.m. on March 14, a man was driving near downtown Atlanta when he was shot multiple times near an I-20 overpass, WSB-TV reported.

Investigators believe the 24-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was stopped at an intersection when the gunmen allegedly opened fire at the vehicle from a white Audi A5.

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The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police located the vehicle involved, and officers arrested Shannon Jackson, 29, and Quamaruous Nichols, 27. Authorities are still searching for a third suspect who is on the run.

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Atlanta Homicide Commander Ralph Woolfolk said that gang activity and violent crime “will not be tolerated in our city.”

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Police have not released a motive in the slaying.

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
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