Suspect arrested in shooting at Brookhaven Police officer

An Atlanta man faces an aggravated assault charge after shooting at a Brookhaven Police officer, according to police reports.

Brandon Barabino. (via DeKalb County Jail)

Brandon Joseph Barabino, 34, turned himself into law enforcement authorities on June 10. He faces an aggravated assault charge after allegedly shooting at Sgt. Lonnie Napier on June 7.

According to police, Sgt. Lonnie Napier was parked in the Village at Druid Hills shopping plaza when a man ran up to him and shouted, “I just got robbed.”

Napier drove around the plaza looking for the suspect and pulled up to a white car. The white car reversed and struck the officer’s car. The driver of the white car got out and said he was just robbed by a man who ran into a nearby apartment complex.

Napier drove to the complex looking for the suspect and saw a black vehicle backing out of a parking space. The driver of the black vehicle, now identified as Barabino, saw the officer, lowered his window, and he and Napier spoke face-to-face, according to Major Brandon Gurley, police spokesperson. Napier asked the man if he had seen someone running. Gurley said Barabino pointed behind Napier and told him the man ran that in that direction.

As Napier moved his car to try to get the tag number of the black car, Barabino fired a shot at Napier, according to police. “The bullet entered through the rear driver’s side window missing the officer’s head by inches,” said police.

The suspect then led police on a car chase into DeKalb County where he lost control of his car on Briarlyn Court and fled the scene on foot.

Barabino was arrested for armed robbery in 2008 and then released in 2009, according to DeKalb County Jail records.

From Brookhaven police reports dated June 12 through June 19.

 The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police-2-Citizen website and is presumed to be accurate.

Assault/Battery

3500 block of Buford Highway – On June 12, report of simple battery.

100 block of Park Vista Drive/Lenox Park Blvd – On June 12, report of simple assault.

Arrests

3400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road – On June 12, arrest for failure to meet headlight requirements.

3300 block of Buford Highway – On June 12, arrest for DUI.

2900 block of Buford Highway/North Druid Hills Road – On June 12, arrest for failure to have correct windshield and windshield wipers requirements.

3900 block of Peachtree Road/Colonial Drive – On June 12, arrest for disorderly conduct.

4000 block of Peachtree Road/Dresden Drive – On June 13, arrest for public intoxication and consumption.

3900 block of Peachtree Road – On June 13, arrest for marijuana possession.

3700 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, arrest for aggravated child molestation.

1800 block of Corporate Blvd – On June 13, arrest for simple battery.

3200 block of Henderson Mill Road – On June 13, arrest for theft by taking.

2900 block of Buford Highway/North Druid Hills Road – On June 12, arrest for failure to meet tail light requirements.

3700 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, arrest for no driver’s license.

1400 block of Druid Valley Drive – On June 13, arrest for no proof of insurance.

3500 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, arrest for wanted person located.

3900 block of Peachtree Road – On June 14, arrest for shoplifting.

3300 block of Buford Highway – On June 14, arrest for no driver’s license.

2900 block of Buford Highway/North Druid Hills Road – On June 15, arrest of wanted person located.

3000 block of Clairmont Road – On June 14, arrest for aggravated child molestation.

Executive Park Drive/North Druid Hills Road – On June 16, arrest for begging and soliciting alms.

2800 block of Buford Highway/Briarwood Road – On June 15, arrest for disorderly conduct.

3600 block of Clairmont Road/Dresden Drive – On June 15, arrest for no drivers license.

2700 block of Buford Highway – On June 15, arrest for public intoxication and consumption.

3300 block of Buford Highway – On June 16, arrest for impeding flow of traffic.

3000 block of Buford Highway – On June 16, arrest for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

3000 block of Clairmont Road – On June 16, arrest for criminal trespass.

3000 block of Buford Highway – On June 17, arrest for theft by shoplifting.

2400 block of Briarcliff Road – On June 17, arrest for an employee not having a permit to sell beer and wine.

2600 block of Buford Highway – On June 17, three arrests for employee not having a permit required to sell distilled spirits.

1800 block of Corporate Blvd – On June 17, arrest for employee not having permit to sell beer and wine.

1000 Childres Road/Buckhead Valley Lane – On June 18, arrest for theft by receiving stolen property.

1400 block of North Cliff Valley Way – On June 15, arrest for wanted person located.

Robbery

3000 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, report of strong arm robbery at a business.

3100 block of Buford Highway – On June 15, report of street robbery with a gun.

Burglary

3100 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, report of residential burglary through forced entry.

Other

3800 block of Peachtree Road – On June 12, report of city ordinance violation.

3500 block of Buford Highway – On June 12, report of damage to private property.

1400 block of North Cliff Valley Way – On June 12, report of damage to private property.

1900 block of Saxon Valley Circle – On June 12, report of terroristic threats/intimidation.

3100 block of Osborne Road – On June 12, report of theft.

100 block of Town Blvd – On June 12, report of suspicious person/vehicle.

3500 block of Buford Highway – On June 12, report of theft by taking auto.

4000 block of Peachtree Road/Dresden Drive – On June 12, report of city ordinance violation.

3300 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, report of city ordinance violation.

3900 block of Peachtree Road – On June 13, report of city ordinance violation.

1100 block of Brookgate Way – On June 13, report of theft of articles from vehicle.

2800 block of Buford Hwy – On June 13, report of theft of articles from vehicle.

3500 block of Buford Highway – On June 13, report of damage to private property.

500 block of Brookhaven Ave – On June 13, report of theft of parts from vehicle.

3800 block of Peachtree Road – On June 14, report of verbal dispute.

2900 block of Clairmont Road – On June 14, report of theft of articles from vehicle.

1700 block of Briarwood Road – On June June 15, report of damage to private property.

3600 block of Brookleigh Lane – On June 15, report of fraud-swindle.

4300 block of Peachtree Road – On June 15, report of theft of articles from vehicle.

2800 block of Buford Highway – On June 15, report of forgery.

1100 block of Thornwell Drive – On June 15, report of fraud-impersonation.

2000 block of Curtis Drive – On June 16, report of damage to private property.

1300 block of Briarwood Road – On June 16, report of theft by taking auto.

100 block of Executive Park Drive/North Druid Hills Road – On June 16, report of city ordinance violation.