Family seeks answers in fatal police shooting at Atlanta restaurant

There have been 50 officer involved shootings so far in 2022 where the GBI has been requested to investigate. This is the second one this month involving an Atlanta police officer shooting and killing a man at a Buckhead restaurant. Rogers Kyaruzi was shot and killed at Roasters Rotisserie on May 4.

Nygil Cullins’ father, Quinten Cullins, said his son had been diagnosed with mental health issues and bipolar schizophrenia. Cullins said they were trying to get him help hours before he went to the restaurant.

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Mya Speller Cullins (left) said her son Nygil Cullins struggled with mental health issues. They are shown in an undated family photo.

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Mya Speller Cullins (left) said her son Nygil Cullins struggled with mental health issues. They are shown in an undated family photo.

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Mya Speller Cullins (left) said her son Nygil Cullins struggled with mental health issues. They are shown in an undated family photo.

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“He battled mental health for a while. We always tried to get him help dealing with his depression and bipolar (disorder). That is what we were trying to do yesterday,” Cullins said Thursday. “We called 911 for them to bring someone out. His mom got on the phone and made clear we were dealing with our son. We just needed someone to come and help us to get him to the hospital.”

Mya Speller Cullins knew her son was struggling. She got to his apartment in downtown Atlanta trying to help. When she arrived, she noticed her son was delusional, wasn’t on the right frame of mind, had a raspy voice.

As someone who works with mental health patients, Speller Cullins knew what to do. She reached out to a mental health institution, found a bed for her son, then called 911 to get him to the facility.

In 911 recordings released by the Atlanta Police Department, Speller Cullins can be heard telling the 911 operator that Cullins was talking to himself and hallucinating but was not violent and did not have a weapon. She specifically requested someone trained in dealing with people with mental health.

The operator can be heard on the recording saying paramedics had been sent to help get him transported to a mental health facility.

The help was too late.

“I did what I knew I was supposed to do for the best interest of my own son,” she said. “I waited. An hour passed, an hour and 15 minutes passed, an hour and 20 minutes passed. By that time he was getting antsy and he left. Almost two hours later, the paramedics pulled up and the police pulled up.”

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May 19, 2022 McDonough – Mya Cullins (right), mother of Nygil Cullins, speaks about her son as she sits with her Demietrice King (left), Nygil’s grandmother, and Paula Dixon, Nygil’s aunt, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The family of a man shot and killed by Atlanta police at a crowded, upscale Buckhead restaurant are still looking for answers into what happened and what went wrong. Nygil Cullins, 22, was eating at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse in the 3100 block of Piedmont Road, Wednesday night when things took a turn. Atlanta police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said restaurant staff called for help with handling an unruly patron. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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May 19, 2022 McDonough - Mya Cullins (right), mother of Nygil Cullins, speaks about her son as she sits with her Demietrice King (left), Nygil’s grandmother, and Paula Dixon, Nygil’s aunt, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The family of a man shot and killed by Atlanta police at a crowded, upscale Buckhead restaurant are still looking for answers into what happened and what went wrong. Nygil Cullins, 22, was eating at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse in the 3100 block of Piedmont Road, Wednesday night when things took a turn. Atlanta police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said restaurant staff called for help with handling an unruly patron. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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May 19, 2022 McDonough – Mya Cullins (right), mother of Nygil Cullins, speaks about her son as she sits with her Demietrice King (left), Nygil’s grandmother, and Paula Dixon, Nygil’s aunt, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The family of a man shot and killed by Atlanta police at a crowded, upscale Buckhead restaurant are still looking for answers into what happened and what went wrong. Nygil Cullins, 22, was eating at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse in the 3100 block of Piedmont Road, Wednesday night when things took a turn. Atlanta police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said restaurant staff called for help with handling an unruly patron. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Quinten Cullins feels authorities failed his son by not responding faster.

“I just believe, if they would have responded more quickly, just like they did when they got a phone call from Fogo De Chao, to my son’s apartment, my son would be here, we would not be here talking about it,” he said. “It’s heartbreaking. It hurts because we tried our best to save our son and get him help. Unfortunately, my son is in body bag at the morgue at the medical examiner’s office.”

Mya Speller Cullins said she can’t comment on the investigation until all facts are known. But she is frustrated and wants answers.

“No one is excluded from struggling with mental health. Nygil comes from a good family, he had a good heart, good friends,” she said. “He didn’t deserve it. We just got to do better to make sure people are professionally trained, educated and we are well-equipped in each county to make sure this doesn’t continue to happen.”

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Nygil’s parents both described him as happy and loving.

“Nygil was a vibrant, big-hearted person. He loved everybody; he would give his shirt off his back. He loved helping people. I think that is something me and his mom instilled in him,” Quinten Cullins said. “He was just battling an illness that me and his mom have worked very hard to get him help with.”

He said his son used to work at the restaurant before quitting a couple of months ago but didn’t leave on bad terms. Nygil Cullins was getting his certification and was working towards opening a massage parlor, according to his family.

Quinten Cullins said he has never known his son to have a gun.

“We don’t know who shot first. We don’t if they saw him with a gun and start shooting him, I don’t know. We don’t know what went wrong,” he said. “I just know my son is not here.”

Cullins, who is an ordained minister, and his former wife, who is a mental health and relationship expert who is running for the state House, plan to honor their son’s life by advocating for more mental health awareness and proper training for first responders when dealing with people with mental illness.

“This is becoming an ongoing cycle. We really need to push mental health more than ever,” he said. “I’m definitely going to push because my son’s name is definitely not going to go in vain.”

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Nygil Cullins, 22. was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Officer at Fogo de Chao in Buckhead on Wednesday night.

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Nygil Cullins, 22. was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Officer at Fogo de Chao in Buckhead on Wednesday night.

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Nygil Cullins, 22. was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Officer at Fogo de Chao in Buckhead on Wednesday night.

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Her client, she wrote, is profoundly brain damaged as the result of his mother’s heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy.”},{“_id”:”5EHOXYQX3JHOJPZT7EWTWE5N3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652965411865},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Though he is now 68 years old, he remains childlike and gullible,” she said, noting his functioning is that of an average 9-year-old. “He has enormous difficulty acquiring and processing new information, navigating social interactions and reasoning abstractly.””},{“_id”:”Y6QV2LQR7NB5JOOCAECTLASMP4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”EPDHYED4WVATROG5DVC4SM64NY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Condemned child killer should be spared from execution, attorney says”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/condemned-child-killer-should-be-spared-from-execution-attorney-says/GUF3HD226RAM7J6FDYOEVHQESI/”},{“_id”:”FP4265F2CFAOHKTAABVPD3VNJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652965411866},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Executing Presnell, she said, would violate a 2002 ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court found executing someone who is intellectually disabled violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.”},{“_id”:”RUTM5XSCZVCAZFBH6YOYEUB3QA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652973081802},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Presnell kidnapped two Cobb County girls as they walked home from Russell Elementary School in May 1976, raping a 10-year-old and then drowning 8-year-old Lori Ann Smith in a nearby creek when she tried to run. 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In March, a 16-year-old was arrested on murder and burglary charges. Investigators said they were still searching for four more suspects in the case.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”© 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“locality”:”Atlanta”,”region”:”Georgia”},”caption”:”A security guard was shot and killed Wednesday morning, Feb. 2,2022 when he was asked to escort a man from a downtown Atlanta bar, police said. 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Damon John-Michael Wilson, 21, was arrested two weeks later and charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and simple battery.”},{“_id”:”ZB4WMXJJX5A6DMXWVXENBAV7HI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650487081671},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Aug. 2, 2021: A Brinks security guard was taken to a hospital after he was shot during an armed robbery outside of a Holly Springs medical center, according to police. Officers were sent to Wellstar Cherokee Health Park on Wellstar Way after a report of a shooting came at about 7:45 a.m., Holly Springs police said. When they arrived, they found the wounded Brinks security officer. The suspect was later identified and linked to additional crimes, according to police.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”Atlanta”},”caption”:” Lenox Square was the scene of a shooting that critically injured a security guard in June 2021. 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The two teenagers, a boy, and girl, were quickly arrested and the guard survived his injuries. The suspects arrived after Lenox closed and shots were fired around 8:30 p.m., more than two hours after the mall closed, according to police.”},{“_id”:”LHOKHEWIEFG2DPZJQQOKIE7XVA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650487081674},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 11, 2021: Two security guards were taken to a hospital after a patron shot them at the Members Only Lounge on Ralph McGill Boulevard in northeast Atlanta. Owned by Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, Members Only bills itself as “Atlanta’s exclusive VIP lounge for the city’s socialites and elite professionals.””},{“_id”:”3HMLSBHEFBDNZKYIOPKC3RLVTI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[{“pos”:0,”comment”:”Oct. 29, 2020: Officers were called to the Members Only lounge on Ralph McGill Boulevard around 2:20 a.m. They arrived to find an employee of the lounge who had been shot in the chest, Atlanta police said. 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The girl and Bailey knew each other, Darragh said, and evidence in the case included Bailey’s DNA, which was found on the child.”},{“_id”:”FZS7R2IWUNEPXMKXTUUQTBDCLA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652975505177},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to Darragh, Bailey received a life sentence that includes 30 years in prison and the remainder of his days on probation.”},{“_id”:”BHS4H5FORZBJLL4GX3FHA5PL3I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652975505178},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The molestation of young children is among the most pernicious and evil type of crime,” Darragh said in a statement. “Hall County juries and the Superior Court judges have been particularly responsive in holding the perpetrators of these crimes accountable, which is much appreciated by our office.””}],”display_date”:”2022-05-19T16:22:54.658Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Hall County man guilty of molesting 10-year-old gets 30-year prison sentence”},”first_publish_date”:”2022-05-19T16:22:54.658Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news/crime”,”parent”:{“default”:”/news”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”/news”,”name”:”Crime & Public Safety”,”description”:”Crime in Atlanta: News and issues about crime, criminals, police and personal security in metro Atlanta. 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At the time, Clayton police said Foxworth told officers, “This is a hate crime and this is a targeted hit.””},{“_id”:”GY5NTBSE3ZCG5HREYIYPIQDVME”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652911206491},”type”:”text”,”content”:”No one was injured in either shooting.”},{“_id”:”2GYJDJLBCRA2VN4PWGECOY7DLY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652911206492},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Now, Foxworth has been charged with committing a federal hate crime and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Ryan K. Buchanan. 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Foxworth followed that statement with his line about the hate crime and targeted hit.”},{“_id”:”L2HTS3DGH5GENAKHQ3IIDJGMFQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652911206497},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Clayton police said that during interviews after Foxworth’s arrest, he admitted to shooting at both locations because he did not like the race of the people working there. 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The suspect, who was arrested at the scene and allegedly posted a racist 180-page note online before the attack, is accused of shooting 13 people, killing 10 of them. Eleven of the 13 victims were Black.”},{“_id”:”N7GDQCIO6JGDBMSB34T52WUEYI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652911206503},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Though the timing of Foxworth’s indictment in Georgia was coincidental, Buchanan’s carefully worded statement nodded to the tragedy in Buffalo.”},{“_id”:”LORHC2KZTBE4BCOK4WSQF2WC2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652911206504},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“No person should be afraid to shop or go to work in our community. 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Zone 4 FIT Unit Arrest Suspect Wanted for April 8 Murder on Argus Cir. NW\n\nIt’s been a little over a month since the homicide on Argus Circle occurred and APD homicide detective K. Franklin went to work investigating the case. As of May 14, 2022, the suspect wanted in that case, has been arrested. Mekhi McKinney (9/2003) was taken into custody by Zone Four FIT Units. After being interviewed by Homicide Investigators, he was taken to Fulton County Jail without incident. This case is closed by arrest. \n\nRemoving this dangerous offender off the street is another example of how proactive policing works. Zone Four FIT knew the bad actors committing crimes within their Zone and were able to execute an arrest and assist in providing closure for the family. Thank you, Investigator Franklin, the Homicide Unit, and Zone Four FIT, for your work on this case. Job well done! Violent criminals are on notice that if you commit a crime in Atlanta, the men and women of APD will find you and take you to jail. #DontDoTheCrimeIfYouCantDoTheTime\n\nHomicide #48\n\nOn Friday, April 8, 2022, Zone One Officers were dispatched to a male shot at 245 Argus Cir NW. Responding officers located a male with a gunshot wound to his midsection laying in the front yard and he was transported to Grady Hospital in critical condition. Despite lifesaving attempts, he succumbed to his injuries. The decedent was identified as, Qwantavius Nigee Harris. The Aggravated Assault Unit and the Homicide Unit simultaneously responded to the crime scene and upon the expiration of the decedent, Homicide took the primary responsibility. The scene was processed by Crime Scene Technicians. Representatives from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office were notified and responded to the scene. Detective K. Franklin will lead the investigation. \n\nWarrant Update: On Monday, April 25, 2022, Detective Kindu Franklin was able to establish probable cause and secure arrest warrants for Mekhi McKinney (9/2003) for the charge of Felony – Murder (16-5-1), Aggravated Assault (16-5-21), and Armed Robbery (16-8-41).

Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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According to South Fulton police, investigators have obtained arrest warrants for 17-year-old Taco Bell employee Marquis Jordan on charges that include aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and reckless conduct.”},{“_id”:”3E73IQDEG5AOHLWCWDZMFM2U3I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652899950264},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jordan remained at large Wednesday night. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous and asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.”},{“_id”:”FXPDDHG3RFBO7P5ANBELBEMVAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652875858738},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Shortly after midnight, Jalen Jackson said a teenager wearing a Taco Bell uniform came outside the restaurant with a rifle and started shooting. He and his fiancée were parked and talking to a manager about problems with their order when the bullets started to fly, he said.”},{“_id”:”RMDONLFFXZAWJIMEIVGH42LXKM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652875858739},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“By the time the manager even got the last few words out, the dude was coming out the door with an assault rifle,” Jackson told reporters from the scene Wednesday.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1652955716771}},”provider”:” Spink”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink/status/1526896902360408064″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink”,”width”:550,”html”:”

WATCH: NEW DETAILS – 2 teens injured when gunfire erupts at Taco Bell in South #Fultonpic.twitter.com/1fup5E230X

— John Spink (@johnjspink) May 18, 2022

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The hood of his car was sprayed with bullets.”},{“_id”:”IBKN7GWFYJGZTDLU3EELJKIDQE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652883257481},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“After it paused just for a little bit and the door came open, I was able to push my fiancée on the ground and climbed on top of her and just laid there,” Jackson said. “Shots sprung out again.””},{“_id”:”AKPCS77SLRDKVJ2RY2X64GPWA4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652875858742},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jackson said as many as 40 shots were fired, littering the parking lot and shattering glass windows at the front of the restaurant. 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Jubal Rogers said it appears Jordan and the two 16-year-olds were involved in a verbal argument before the shooting. 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According to police spokesperson Lt. Jubal Rogers, a customer had a dispute with an employee and fired a weapon into the drive-thru window. No injuries were reported, he said.”},{“_id”:”ESRDWTSUCVCBVOF6VESZY5TUTU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652881890411},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Three bullet holes could be seen in one shattered window, and a glass door was completely broken out.”},{“_id”:”5TZEN2XL6JFX7EDYOY4PDEKC7A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652881890412},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Just down the road and across the street, separated by a Zaxby’s and a car wash, two 16-year-old victims were injured shortly after midnight when bullets started flying at Taco Bell. 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It isn’t easy to unplug — especially when you can be called to a crime scene at any hour. Woolfolk had to reschedule Valentine’s Day dinner with his wife, and was recently back in the office during what was supposed to be some long-awaited time off.”},{“_id”:”3QZY7JWAV5FFDP3ZZDE4LALKSQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1649975445636},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You gotta go. It’s just the way that it is,” the father of three said. “If a homicide comes up on Christmas, you’re leaving.””},{“_id”:”M6HBIW2EBFDAFANCPYYHUBFVRY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650027798080},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said he was once called to five separate scenes in a single day.”},{“_id”:”OJXIYKGOPBH6RM7EHJXKXW5AQM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650027798081},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Then there’s the emotional aspect of the job — responding to a gruesome scene where a child is dead or hearing the distinct wail of a mother who just found out she’ll never hug her son again.”},{“_id”:”4MYY5QOVZFAUZNIOZOQ4MVFXTY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650027798082},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“One of the toughest sounds you will ever hear as a human being is the sound of a mother who is crying out in pain as the result of her child being gunned down in the street,” Woolfolk said. “That is something you never, ever get used to.””},{“_id”:”VIPMPTTEP5E73DQUIXFWXWPFOM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1649975445637},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Those who work alongside him say it’s all part of the job.”},{“_id”:”23O5HMETUNCQLLYO27UWPFA44Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652299130027},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“My first three years in homicide I averaged eight or nine cases a year,” said veteran detective Al Hogan, who joined the department a decade ago but has been a cop since 1987. “The last two years I’ve had 13 cases a year.””},{“_id”:”ZXR65PMKZ5GWTEJ2JBWZAZKLJI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652715250804},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As of May 16, the department had investigated 65 killings in 2022, up from 44 this time last year, Woolfolk said.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”caption”:”Sgt. 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It’s a rite of passage for the men and women who investigate Atlanta’s killings, a tradition that dates back decades.”},{“_id”:”FGZ7VCIFMNFWNGN7D2FY47WSQ4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”AS52GB3JLVFV7COVZAILLEPIMU”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:”“},{“_id”:”RFUV3QHRQVEOPB74DM3O6BADHA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652318801228},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Hogan got a fedora after solving the cold case shooting of a drug dealer ambushed outside his home years ago on Atlanta’s Westside.”},{“_id”:”CQUXNY7BDFC77MSDO2ALYNQFB4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652318801229},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“In my mind, Atlanta homicide has always been the pinnacle of law enforcement in the Southeast. 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Some killings are relatively straight-forward, like a 10-piece jigsaw. Others, she said, are more like 10,000-piece puzzles that can take months or even years to solve.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”caption”:”Atlanta Police Department Homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk goes over the timeline of an ongoing investigation with members of the homicide unit at Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Atlanta. 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Atlanta’s cold case detectives have a separate room with filing cabinets full of typewritten notes from nearly 1,600 unsolved killings dating as far back as the 1940s and 50s. Included in those records are boxes of files dedicated solely to Atlanta’s infamous “missing and murdered children” from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Detectives began revisiting the case in 2019 under former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”caption”:”Wayne Williams case files are seen at the Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters. 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The Douglasville native was once a professional ballet dancer. But for the past three years, she has worked on the unit’s cold and complex cases and is now one of two detectives reexamining the child murders.”},{“_id”:”AFGA6YGQDFDEXJGNAMUZFEGZJ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1651633262451},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I like puzzles. And when you get to a scene it’s like you’re opening that box and pouring all those pieces out,” she said. Your job is to put all the pieces back together in the correct spot.””},{“_id”:”YULDJZCCANA2PGWRD2ZLUNKKBQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1651685743904},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In addition to homicides and cold cases, the unit handles kidnappings, missing persons and death investigations across the city.”},{“_id”:”J72DMUGGIVHP5FTGWOTYXMR6KE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650406170380},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘Not for everyone’“},{“_id”:”VDWPF3AWKJA5HKCCM5V5M523H4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650384934623},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Lasting bonds are often formed between homicide detectives and a victim’s loved ones.”},{“_id”:”FA6SFQV2XJFIVDZY2XLQWQ5V3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1650406170383},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Every time my phone rings, someone’s life has been changed forever,” said Detective Jarion Shephard, a 20-year APD veteran who led the investigation into in the 2020 killing of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”caption”:”Sgt. 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Ralph Woolfolk.(Homicide Commander) (right on phone) works the scene as the Fulton D.A.Õs officer members (right-background) and an APD uniform officer (left) wait. A man died after being shot outside a downtown Atlanta apartment building Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2022. The victim was found about 4:40 a.m. in the area of Hunnicutt Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive, according to Atlanta police Lt. Ralph Woolfolk. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators are still working to determine what led to the deadly shooting, Woolfolk told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene. ÒWe are still in the early stages of the investigation,Ó the homicide unit commander said. ÒWeÕve done a substantial amount of work here on scene, but we still have a lot of work to do here.Ó While the victim has not been identified, police believe he was about 50 years old. It was not clear if he was a resident of the Centennial Place Apartments community, which sprawls several city blocks near the Georgia Tech campus. Investigators believe the victim argued with someone before the shooting, Woolfolk said. They recovered ballistic evidence from the scene, as well as other undisclosed items Woolfolk said could become evidence. Police have not identified a suspect, and anyone with information is asked to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website. 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He was sentenced to death later that year, and again in 1999 after his first sentence was overturned.”},{“_id”:”EF4AJBDENVGN7GXPXYAKDSSUDY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652830649577},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The five-member State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency Monday during a closed-door hearing lasting much of the day. According to Presnell’s execution warrant signed last month, the Department of Corrections has until May 24 to carry out the execution.”},{“_id”:”ANBSDYQ3VZDL3MKRYVYZ5NJBWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652830649578},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In a clemency petition, Presnell’s attorney Monet Brewerton-Palmer said “significant cognitive impairments” and abusive an childhood may have contributed to her client’s crimes. 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DEKALB SHERIFF’S FUGITIVE UNIT SEEKS\nPUBLIC’S HELP LOCATING MURDER SUSPECT

Posted by DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Decatur GA on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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A sixth victim showed up at the hospital later in serious condition, according to authorities.”},{“_id”:”WLZ75ERKYREETGJGZH24VGGW44″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652815049884},”type”:”text”,”content”:”DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office Director Patrick Bailey identified the three deceased victims as Alsadig Awad, a 43-year-old Clarkston man; Masi Maybay, 22, of Clarkston; and Jory Fasse, a 23-year-old Roswell man. DeKalb police Assistant Chief Gregory Patrick said the survivors are doing better.”},{“_id”:”ECR5MRXKX5FNFGLEYHNBJ7Q7GM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”QDY35JGAZRFJFP4UVSSDXHLCIE”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Calls for action after three shot to death in notoriously crime-ridden DeKalb complex”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/calls-for-action-after-three-shot-to-death-in-notoriously-crime-ridden-dekalb-complex/7YSCLDVIHFEIBIAB7XWOF3L2LE/”},{“_id”:”YVHAWE7HDZHULEF6IIAT3ND6FM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652813101580},”type”:”text”,”content”:”During a Public Safety committee meeting Tuesday, Padrick said the shooting was the result of a dispute that began days before at the complex. He did not get into details about the dispute and said there is no video surveillance available.”},{“_id”:”MUBRROGQDJDCDJ4NNOBNFWREEU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653011300250},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to warrants obtained by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Ojego allegedly shot aimlessly using a 9mm Beretta handgun into an apartment filled with people. Two of the three deceased victims were shot in the head while seated in chairs, while the third was shot multiple times on different parts of his body, police said.”},{“_id”:”2FPACOPCPNAJBKPDTGIJUKWHAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652813101576},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Anyone with information on Ruach’s whereabouts is asked to contact the fugitive task force by calling Crime Stoppers of Atlanta at 404-577-8477.”},{“_id”:”64DKTP5RJRGHJKH2SUWXRJM6QY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652819922292},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Public Safety Committee Chairman and District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry expressed his frustration multiple times during Tuesday’s meeting about the county’s inaction to address Brannon Hill, going back to his term as Clarkston mayor.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Oshan Ofieo Ojego, 25, was the first suspect arrested in connection with a May 8 shooting at the Brannon Hill Condominiums in DeKalb County.”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:””,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/B4VDAAKOIZBOHHQFGAKSLRQQ4Q.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[],”by”:[{“name”:”DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office”}]},”subtitle”:”Oshan Ofieo Ojego”,”width”:1000,”_id”:”B4VDAAKOIZBOHHQFGAKSLRQQ4Q”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/jjtOA–sDDcTnlnAK4ZXU0K51Zs=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/B4VDAAKOIZBOHHQFGAKSLRQQ4Q.jpg”,”owner”:”matt.bruce@ajc.com”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/jjtOA–sDDcTnlnAK4ZXU0K51Zs=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/B4VDAAKOIZBOHHQFGAKSLRQQ4Q.jpg”,”originalUrl”:” OJEGO.jpg_web.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”NDDZ3WREXZAQDDTY6B326T74DY”},”created_date”:”2022-05-17T20:44:26Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2022-05-17T20:44:26Z”,”height”:563,”image_type”:”photograph”},{“_id”:”TS45D7FY5BGU7LDGMSEQS7MFOQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652819922293},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Community Development Department Director Allen Mitchell ran through a list of things the county has done since 2017 in an attempt to help residents at Brannon Hill, including providing assistance following fires, providing food, repairing a sink hole and demolishing buildings. Between July 2017 and May 2019, 132 units were demolished.”},{“_id”:”PMNERYJTKJGNNB3XBMHZIW3VAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652819922294},”type”:”text”,”content”:”More recently, Mitchell said the outreach team responded following a fire in January to assist any residents in need and a Point In Time Count was conducted in February. Mitchell said the pandemic impacted the ability for the blight removal to continue since court orders are needed to demolish buildings due to the units being private property.”},{“_id”:”I4OZZJNTXZDDHO24LZIEAR27ZE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652819922295},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Chief Operating Officer Zach Williams said they are helping residents, most of whom are immigrants and refugees, by providing food on a regular basis. Williams said he would be willing to approve a request by a community group to waive the landfill fee to allow them to remove trash that has accumulated throughout the property.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{},”caption”:”Between July 2017 and May 2019, 132 units were demolished at Brannon Hill Condominiums.”,”source”:{“system”:”AJC Freelancer”,”name”:”AJC Freelancer”,”edit_url”:””,”source_type”:”wires”,”source_id”:”s3://ajc-arc-photo-integration/Freelancer/051022 BRANNON HILL008.JPG”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[“627a4ffd07f12c052523415e”],”seo_keywords”:[“AJC Freelancer”]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”custom”,”name”:”AJC Freelancer”,”category”:”wires”},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/4LF7RCOWPKE27MCUYJH7JWTA7A.JPG”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Natrice Miller / Natrice.Miller@ajc.com”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Natrice Miller/ Natrice.Miller@ajc.com”,”type”:”author”}]},”subtype”:”Wires”,”subtitle”:”Brannon Hill”,”width”:6048,”_id”:”4LF7RCOWPKE27MCUYJH7JWTA7A”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/jdFoje881p-REfKmX1RUFSsko1o=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4LF7RCOWPKE27MCUYJH7JWTA7A.JPG”,”iptc_source”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”comments”:[],”iptc_job_identifier”:”627a4ffd07f12c052523415e”,”keywords”:[“brannon hill”,”dekalb county”,”AJC Freelancer”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/jdFoje881p-REfKmX1RUFSsko1o=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/4LF7RCOWPKE27MCUYJH7JWTA7A.JPG”,”takenOn”:”2022-05-10T03:58:28Z”,”originalUrl”:” BRANNON HILL008.JPG”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”7S5ROQYAM5E4RHM3HDQV7EJH74″,”iptc_title”:”Multimedia Journalist”},”created_date”:”2022-05-10T17:29:14Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2022-05-10T19:16:21Z”,”slug”:”AAJC 051122 BRANNON HILL”,”height”:4024},{“_id”:”6DKLIBK6SVBMHPQFSODOF3MPUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1652819922297},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Code Enforcement Director Timothy Hardy said the sites of the demolished buildings have become dumping grounds for all types of trash. 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