JUST IN: Authorities ID man found in woods with car running nearby


Highlights

Police found shell casings littering Handley Avenue and the running Nissan Maxima.

Police found shell casings littering Handley Avenue and the running Nissan Maxima.

Neighbors told police they heard yelling before a barrage of gunfire.

The victim was identified as Sheddrick Harris, 33, of Atlanta.

The victim was identified as Sheddrick Harris, 33, of Atlanta.

A man was found shot to death in a wooded part of southwest Atlanta, not far from a running car.

Police also seized a large amount of marijuana from a residence in the 1900 block of Handley Avenue that is part of the investigation, Atlanta police Officer Donald Hannah said.

Officers were called to the scene about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

They found shell casings littering the street and a silver Nissan Maxima still running, police said. No one was inside the car.

Officers “started canvassing the area, looking for any evidence of a person shot,” Capt. Reginald Moorman told Channel 2 Action News.

They spotted the body of the man, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as Sheddrick Harris, 33, of Atlanta.

Police don’t have a description of the shooter, Channel 2 reported.

Neighbors told police they heard yelling before a barrage of gunfire.

“There seems to have been some sort of dispute in the street,” Moorman said.

VIEW: Map of crime in metro Atlanta

NEW: Join the discussion at the AJC's Crime & Safety Facebook group

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to contact Atlanta police. 

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, by also contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

In other news:



Next Up in Local

Floyd school board member suggests arming teachers
Floyd school board member suggests arming teachers

A Floyd County businessman and school board member has suggested arming teachers as a way to increase safety in schools, Channel 2 Action News reported. The public Facebook message by Jay Shell has garnered more than 700 comments and 250 shares since its weekend post. The comments range in opinions from supporters to people insisting there are better...
Atlanta police officer hurt in four-car crash
Atlanta police officer hurt in four-car crash

An Atlanta police officer was treated at a local hospital after a four-car crash, officials said.  The incident happened in the area of Lee Street at Donnelly Avenue in southwest Atlanta, police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said.  The officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital complaining of neck and back pain. He was released shortly afterward...
Girlfriend: Man shot 11 times ‘helped people, so it doesn’t make sense’
Girlfriend: Man shot 11 times ‘helped people, so it doesn’t make sense’

Stephanie Moore said she heard each of the 11 shots fired at her boyfriend, who was killed while checking his flat tires. Justin Edwards is being remembered as not only a loving father to the couple’s 4-year-old son, Austin, but also a hard-working logistics manager at Lockheed Martin who was working on a master’s degree. “I was the...
Cops: Thief used oxygen tank to blow up ATM
Cops: Thief used oxygen tank to blow up ATM

Courtney Brimanson and her husband were sound asleep when they heard an explosion miles away from their Mableton home.  “It just woke me up, out of a dead sleep,” she told Channel 2 Action News, “and I was trying to figure out what had happened.”  That explosion was a thief using an oxygen tank to blow up an ATM on...
Flu hospitalizations in metro Atlanta reach record levels 
Flu hospitalizations in metro Atlanta reach record levels 

The total number of flu-related hospitalizations in metro Atlanta has now reached a new high at 1,801 during this flu season — and it’s not over yet.  This figure —1,801 — is already higher than any total for a flu season since the Georgia Department of Public Health starting using this tracking system in 2009. ...
More Stories