FBI searching for men in 'violent kidnapping' at Midtown apartment

Authorities said the alleged attack happened on Jan. 9

ATLANTA — The FBI is searching for multiple men who violently kidnapped a man and a woman from a Midtown Atlanta apartment complex.

Authorities said that, around 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, the two victims were grabbed at gunpoint in the parking garage at the Windsor at Midtown at 222 14th St. NE.

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston got a copy of a police report from Atlanta police that says a resident was in the parking garage and saw two men carrying a woman. One of the men pushed her to the ground and pointed a gun at her.

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"One of the suspects fired a gun. One shot was fired during this kidnapping," said FBI Specialist Kevin Rowson. “I can't imagine. It was very scary, I’m sure. That's why we're involved. That's why Atlanta police are involved.”


The FBI gave Channel 2 Action News security video showing one of the men.

“If you look at that video and you see this suspect, it's a very distinctive sweatshirt that he's wearing -- True Religion Brand," Rowson said.

The FBI said the two victims were taken away in two vehicles, a red Jeep Cherokee or Compass and a gray Dodge Durango.

The woman was released a short time later, unharmed, but the man was beaten and robbed and he didn't escape until the next day.

"These are the types of suspects that have probably done this before and may do it again and we want to make sure we catch them so they don't hurt anyone else," Rowson told Huddleston.

Investigators said there were at least three men involved, but there may be more.

Police do not think this is a random act. There is a reward for information that may lead to an arrest in this case.