Update, Monday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.:
Sandy Springs Police investigators have arrested 28-year old Larry J. Walls, of Milwaukee, WI, in connection to Sunday night’s shooting of 27-year old Mario Ross.
Walls is charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.
Walls was a passenger in the car, along with Ross, when shots were fired at Ross by suspects who are still at large. Investigators learned that Ross and Walls were part of a drug deal that took place in the parking lot of the Prado Target, 5610 Roswell Road, just before 6 p.m. Detectives continue to work on finding the identity of the other men who were part of the drug transaction and responsible for the shooting.
Ross remains in Grady Hospital and is listed as in stable condition follow surgery last night. Police are still seeking the location of Ross’s 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer PNE-7598.
Original post, Monday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.:
Sandy Springs police say a man was shot in the parking lot of the Target in the Prado shopping center on Roswell Road on Sunday night, Sept. 21, around 6 p.m. According to police reports, the man – identified at Mario Ross, 27 – was taken to Grady Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back. He is in critical, but stable condition with gunshot wounds to the back and arm.
Police said two SUVs were seen leaving the scene and believe the victim’s car was stolen by the suspects. Patrols are looking for the stolen car, which is a black 2004 Chevy Trailblazer with Georgia license tag BNE7598.