Police arrest man accused of killing woman walking down Peachtree Street

ATLANTA — Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a woman on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. 

What we know about Raylon Browning:

  • Charged with murder
  • Accused of stabbing two people Sunday
  • No motive yet

Police announced in a news conference Tuesday that Raylon Browning, 39, of Roswell had been arrested.

He was pulled over for running a red light in Cobb County and the officers realized he was wanted by Atlanta police.

Police said they found a gun in Browning's car.

It's believed to be the same weapon used in Monday's shooting that killed Trinh Huynh, 40.

Channel 2 Action News broke the news of the  arrest on our WSB-TV news app.

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In the news conference, police said Browning was wanted for stabbing two co-workers on a construction site the day before.

Detectives said someone called in a CrimeStoppers tip identifying Browning as the suspect in the crosswalk shooting.


Officers said Browning shot Huynh from behind at the intersection of Peachtree Place and Peachtree Road on Monday.

Only Channel 2 Action News was there as detectives went door-to-door looking for answers in Browning's Roswell neighborhood on Tuesday.

"I never saw him with anybody at any given time. He was always all alone throughout," a neighbor said.

Detectives are still trying to figure out if there is a connection between the victim and the suspect.

"We just have so much work to go through that we really just don't know the relationship. It's just tons of work we still have to do on this case," Atlanta police Dep. Chief Darryl Tollerson said.

Browning is expected to be in court Wednesday morning.

Channel 2's Chris Jose spoke to Huynh's friend, who is still in shock.

“I'm still very upset and it's such a tragedy,” Chong Kim said.

Kim worked closely with Huynh.

They served as board members for the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

“It's a lot to unpack why this even happened,” Kim said. “It not only breaks my heart, but she died on the street.”

A day later, flowers lay a few feet away from where Huynh was gunned down.

Huynh's colleagues told Jose there was no indication she was in danger or threatened.

Huynh, a corporate attorney for UPS, was single and had no children.

Her co-worker said he's unaware of "angry clients" or someone out for revenge.

“It just doesn't make any sense,” Kim said.

Family members told Jose that Huynh's sister was murdered in 1991.

They told Jose they are relieved an arrest has been made in this case.

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Posted by WSB-TV on Tuesday, April 4, 2017