Here is what we know about the deadly Midtown Atlanta shooting
The 24-year-old man who was wanted in connection to the deadly Midtown Atlanta shooting on Wednesday afternoon has been arrested and is in custody, officials
By Miles Montgomery
Published: May. 3, 2023 at 4:32 PM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2023 at 11:38 PM EDT
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - UPDATE: The 24-year-old man who was wanted in connection to the deadly Midtown Atlanta shooting on Wednesday afternoon has been arrested and is in custody, officials confirmed to Atlanta News First.
The U.S. Marshals office and Cobb County Police said the alleged shooter, 24-year-old Deion Patterson, was in custody as of 8 p.m. Patterson faces multiple charges including murder and aggravated assault. He is currently being held at Fulton County jail.
Atlanta News First spoke directly to the mother of the suspected Northside Medical Center shooter. She issued an apology to the city of Atlanta. She also apologized to the victim’s families. Her full statement is as follows:
CDC Director of Medicine confirmed to Atlanta News First that St. Pierre was an employee.
“CDC is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of a colleague killed today in the Midtown Atlanta shooting. Our hearts are with her family, friends, and colleagues as they remember her and grieve this tragic loss,” officials said.
ORIGINAL STORY: Atlanta officials, including Mayor Andre Dickens and Chief of Atlanta Police Darin Schierbaum, provided an update on the shooting at a Midtown medical building that killed a 39-year-old woman and injured four people.
HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW:
The shooting happened in the waiting room of a medical building at 1100 West Peachtree Street a building that houses several medical offices and is operated by Northside Hospital.
Atlanta police department officials identified the alleged shooter as 24-year-old Deion Patterson. He was captured and taken into custody just before 8 p.m. after an hours-long manhunt, the U.S. Marshals office confirmed.
Chief Schierbaum said five individuals were shot in total and a 39-year-old woman was killed in the shooting. “Out of those who were injured are a 71-year-old female, a 56-year-old female, a 39-year-old woman, and a 25-year-old woman,” he said.
Mayor Dickens said that he’s spoken to Gov. Brian Kemp, a congressional delegation of senators, and congresspeople, and he has been in touch with White House officials. He expects to be in touch with the families of the victims.
Chief Schierbaum said officials believe Patterson stole a vehicle a short distance away from where the shooting took place and he drove off. “We are aware of a vehicle carjacked from 14th Street and Williams Street, not long after the shooting,” Atlanta Police said in a statement. “The vehicle has since been recovered by our law enforcement partners in Cobb County.”
Multiple law enforcement agencies across the region are working together on this case including police officials in Fulton County, Cobb County, City of Atlanta police, Atlanta school police, GBI, FBI, MARTA police, the Secret Service, and other local police agencies.
Provided an update and said the Atlanta police department extends their condolences and well wishes to the victims and the families of the victims in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Police said he is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Crime Stoppers has increased their reward up to $10,000 in this case.
Officials advised that Patterson is believed to be armed and dangerous and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they see him and avoid approaching him.
Officials said that Crime Stoppers has increased their reward up to $10,000 in this case.
Cobb County Police officials confirmed that the car the suspect allegedly stole was found near The Battery.
The suspect was captured and arrested just before 8 p.m., officials confirmed to Atlanta News First. to
Mayor Dickens released an official statement saying in part:
Atlanta News First Investigates has learned Patterson’s most recent address is in Jonesboro, 20 miles south of Atlanta. Court records also show he has lived in Hanover, Maryland, near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Records show Patterson was charged in 2017 in Clayton County with DUI; leaving the scene; improper lane; and no insurance. Prosecutors decided not to move forward with the case.