The Atlanta Police Department’s Fugitive Unit apprehended 29-year-old Stephen Bradley Tatis  at 1:45 p.m.  on Nov. 23 at an apartment in the 400 block of Marietta Street in connection with the murder of Stephen B. Pierce of Fairmount, Ga. at the Residence Inn Marriott hotel in Buckhead.

Pierce was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Residence Inn at  2960 Piedmont Road in Buckhead on the evening of Nov. 10th.

Tatis suffered two broken ankles when he jumped from a second-story window and landed on his feet while trying to elude fugitive investigators. He was transported to Grady hospital for treatment, according to Carlos Campos, APD public affairs manager..

Tatis will be charged with Pierce’s murder.

John Schaffner

John Schaffner was founding editor of Reporter Newspapers.