A man was shot and killed June 1 around 10:40 p.m. at the Piedmont-Peachtree Crossing Plaza on Piedmont Road, home to the Kroger commonly known as the Disco Kroger, and police are asking the public to help identify the suspects.
Zone 2 police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a person shot at the shopping center located at 3330 Piedmont Road, the Atlanta Police Department said. An ambulance took the man to Grady Hospital where he later died, police said. The police have not released his identity.
Three men met the victim in the shopping center’s parking lot and they had a brief conversation before the men assaulted the victim, police said at a press conference June 2. The police are now asking for the public’s help to identify a man wearing a white T-shirt, who they believe was “the main aggressor.”
The men who assaulted the victim drove a black car to the scene and went north on Piedmont Road toward Roswell when they left.
The victim was driven to the scene by a woman in a red car. The woman has not been identified and police have not been able to speak with her because she left the scene before officers arrived. Atlanta Police Lt. Ricardo Vazquez said he believes she must be involved in the shooting because she didn’t call police after a person she was with was shot, but she could also be afraid and waiting for the police to contact her, he said.
The police are still obtaining video from the scene, but are asking for the public to provide any details they have about the shooting, including license plate numbers or descriptions of suspects by contacting the tip line at 404-577-8477.