Friday, July 15, 2011
Posted by CB at 6:59 PM
Atlanta Police arrested Nkosi Thandiwe in connection with a Midtown shooting Friday afternoon that left one person dead and two wounded. He has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault, police said.
Thandiwe turned himself in to the police in the presence of his attorney.
Thandiwe is not talking to investigators.
Police said the shooting began on the third floor of a parking deck on Crescent Avenue and 14th Street. A woman, Brittany Watts, was found dead inside.
Police said Thandiwe, 22, was a security guard at the Proscenium building at 1170 Peachtree Street. The APD is looking into whether or not he knew Watts, who also worked in the Proscenium building.
Investigators said they believed Thandiwe was waiting for Watts in the parking deck across the street from the Proscenium building, and fired from inside his car as he was leaving the garage.
Investigators said two others were hurt as Thandiwe fled from the garage and were found outside. One person was shot in the leg; the other was shot in the back.
The two injured victims, Lauren Garcia, 23, and Tiffany Ferenczy, 24, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Downtown Atlanta, where they are listed in satisfactory condition.
Police said the Garcia and Ferenczy were struck by gunfire as the car Thandiwe was driving left the garage.
Garcia and Ferenczy worked in the Proscenium building for MSL Atlanta, the local branch of a national public relations firm. It is not clear if the suspect knew them or if they were random victims.
MSL Group, parent of MSL Atlanta, released a statement late Friday afternoon regarding the condition of the two injured women.