College student carjacked minutes after leaving library

College student carjacked minutes after leaving library

ATLANTA — Police are investigating the carjacking of a Morehouse College student after he had spent the night in the library studying for midterms.

Atlanta police tell Channel 2 Action News that officers responded to the 900 block of Westview Drive in southwest Atlanta around 4 a.m. Thursday.

The apartment complex houses many students from the college, police say.

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Atlanta Police Capt. Reginald Moorman tells Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach that the 20-year-old victim had been in the library studying for midterms before it happened.

He went to the Cook Out on Northside Drive to get food, and was getting out of his car to go into his apartment, when two men with guns approached him.

"They demanded his keys, his car, his cell phone and his wallet," Moorman said.

The men stole the victim’s 2007 Chevrolet Uplander with a Louisiana license plate: 867ACQ.

It was the student’s method of transportation to go home to New Orleans for a family member’s upcoming funeral service, police said.

"He told me he just lost a relative and was preparing to get back home and that was his method of transportation to get back to New Orleans so our heart goes out to him," Moorman said.