Police release video showing people of interest tied to man killed near Atlanta BeltLine

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three people of interest connected to the killing of a man who was found shot to death near a very popular area of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Tom Arnold, 60, was found shot to death along Elizabeth Street NW early in the morning of Feb. 26. Investigators said he was on his way home after a night out when the unthinkable happened.

Thursday afternoon, police released video of three individuals they are calling people of interest that they want to talk to connected to the case.

Sgt. Ralph Woolfolk with the Atlanta Police Department said he wants people to pay attention to the way the men walk and the clothing they were wearing.

“All three of these individuals have very distinct walking patterns,” Woolfolk said. “Pay attention to facial hair, pay attention to the mannerisms and just the walking, the nature of these individuals.”

Investigators also released a video of the three men breaking into a black BMW nearby.


“There are three persons of interest depicted making entry into this vehicle. You see them rummaging, pulling on door handles, also touching the rear trunk of this vehicle,” Woolfolk said.

APD wants the owner of the BMW to come forward so they can process the car for any evidence.

Detectives also want to identify a woman seen walking in front of the three men along the BeltLine. They think the people of interest were following her, calling out and making unwanted advances to her.

“We’re asking for any persons in this video to please come forward, or anyone that may have heard anything or might have observed anything -- including the woman depicted in this video. We believe she will certainly know who she is,” Woolfolk said.

Atlanta police also announced that the reward in this case has been raised to $35,000. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.