A shooting at a Brookhaven apartment complex June 1 has left one person dead, according to police. No suspects have been apprehended as an investigation continues.
Police responded to the shooting at about 5:45 p.m. at 2910 Clairmont Road, the Avana Uptown Apartments, where a male victim was found shot, said Major Brandon Gurley.
The victim, identified as Travis E. Ridley, 26, of Atlanta, was taken to Grady Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Gurley said police believe the incident started in the hallway on the third floor of the complex and spilled out into the parking garage. Ridley suffered from more than one gunshot wound, he said.
Gurley said in a June 2 press release that police believe the incident was drug related and that neither the victim nor the shooter are residents of the apartment complex. He also stated that police believe the shooter fired his gun after the victim presented his own firearm. Detectives recovered a firearm at the scene they believed belonged to the victim, he said.
In September, two men were arrested at the same Avana Uptown Apartments. The men were charged with burglary in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools, theft by receiving stolen firearm, theft by receiving stolen vehicle and obstruction of police officers.