Suspect arrested, charged in fatal shooting at southeast Atlanta hair studio

A fatal shooting investigation is underway in southeast Atlanta on Wednesday evening.
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 8:10 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 5:50 AM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - UPDATE: Phillip M. Thomas has been arrested and charged with murder.

ORIGINAL STORY: A fatal shooting investigation is underway at the In The Mix hair studio in southeast Atlanta on Wednesday evening.

According to Atlanta police officials, officers responded to a person shot around 6:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Moreland Avenue at In The Mixx Beauty and Barber Salon. Upon arrival, officers found a male with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim has not been released by officials.

A possible shooter is in custody.

Homicide investigators are working to determine what led up to the shooting.

This was the second shooting in southeast Atlanta on Wednesday.

Police responded to 2380 Baywood Dr. SE. around 1:40 p.m. and found a 36-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was reportedly shot after a verbal altercation escalated to gunfire. The current extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown at this time.

Both shootings remain under investigation.