• Bullets may lead to possible serial killer targeting homeless

    By: Rachel Stockman


    ATLANTA - Atlanta police are hoping the bullets from the murder weapon will help link them to the killer of two homeless men in downtown Atlanta.
    Both men were murdered using the same weapon, according to Atlanta police Detective David Quinn.
    The bullets are 45 COLT 200 GR. JHP, which haven’t been manufactured since 2010.
    “If one of these boxes is laying around (a) job site, or a car, we want to hear about it, I don’t care if we get a thousand calls,” Quinn said. 

    The men were murdered while they were sleeping near downtown Atlanta.
    “Please be aware that we have someone that appears to be targeting people that are (outside) sleeping at night. We are very concerned about that,” said Atlanta Police Department Capt. Paul Geurrucci.
    The latest murder happened likely overnight Nov. 26 on Northside Drive, not far from Atlanta Police Headquarters. A homeless man was shot multiple times while he was sleeping and curled up in a blanket, police said.
    “This wasn’t a thing where he got up, he knew it was happening, flailing about. He’s in full rigor, with his body stiff like he’s asleep. Whoever did it shot him, caused instant death and that was it,” said Quinn.
    Police said another man, also likely homeless, was shot repeatedly while sleeping on Ralph McGill Boulevard and Courtland Street in northeast Atlanta.
    “I’m shocked, I’m scared,” said Brent Mitchell, who is homeless.
    The victims are Tommy Mims, known as “Can Man,” and Dorian Jenkins.

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