Barney Simms

The Atlanta Police continue to search for a potential suspect in the murder of retired Atlanta Housing Authority executive Barney Simms, 70. Simms was found shot in the front yard of his southwest Atlanta home on Saturday around 4 p.m.

During a press conference on Monday, police released pictures of a man seen with Simms at a Waffle House on Virginia Avenue in Hapeville just before 2 p.m. Police want to talk to the man to see if he was involved with the killing.

Police said a black Lexus with a personalized tag was taken from Simms’ residence. The car was found on Idlewood Drive in East Point shortly after midnight.

Watch the press conference at the link below.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.