Police say a robber shot his victim and then opened fire on him at an Atlanta restaurant just before 9 p.m. on Monday night according to CBS46. The shooting occurred at JCT Kitchen & Bar on Howell Mill Road. According to the police report, a man tried to rob a couple at gunpoint in the restaurant’s parking lot. The suspect shot the male victim, who ran into the restaurant, where the suspect followed and continued shooting. The victim was shot in the stomach and leg and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was alert, conscious and breathing. Police continue to search for the suspect who fled the scene.

A new bronze statue of Martin Luther King Jr., sculpted by artist Martin Dawe, was unveiled on the lawn of the State Capital grounds today. Inspired by a photo of King walking out of the Montgomery, Alabama courthouse in 1958, the sculpture represents the first non-elected person to be installed on the grounds, as well as the first African American.

The historic Plaza Theatre in Poncey-Highland has been sold, according to a post on the cinema’s Facebook page. Michael Furlinger, who has owned the Plaza for nearly five years, sold the circa-1939 move house to Christopher Escobar, well known in the Atlanta film community as the director of the Atlanta Film Society. Furlinger said the Plaza is “financially sound and has a long bright future” ahead with Escobar as owner.

 

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.