• Search for killer underway after shooting victims end up at Waffle House

    By: Matt Johnson

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Investigators are searching for the suspect, or suspects, who shot two people, killing one of them and leaving the other in critical condition.

    Brookhaven police were called to the Waffle House along Clairmont Road when a car carrying two people stopped at the restaurant and called police around 3 p.m. to say two people had been shot. 

    Police said arrest warrants have been issued for 34-year-old Pierre Singletary. He is described a black man, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 170 pounds. 

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta. 


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    When NewsChopper 2 arrived at the scene, it showed video of paramedics working on one of the victims in the parking lot.  

    Our cameras were there when EMTs loaded the other victim into an ambulance.  

    Police said the two individuals were taken to area hospitals. One was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the other went into surgery and remains in critical condition. 

    Detectives were able to determine that the shooting happened not far from the Waffle House, at an apartment at The Mille at Brookhaven apartment complex. 

    Maj. Brandon Gurley, with the Brookhaven Police Department, said once detectives learned where the shooting happened, they called the North Metro SWAT Unit, which is made up of several area police departments, to the apartment. 

    Gurley told Channel 2's Matt Johnson that it was unclear if anyone was inside the apartment. The SWAT team began evacuating the apartments surrounding the unit while it waited for a search warrant to be issued.

    Once a search warrant was obtained, they used flash-bang grenades and a robot to go inside the apartment. 

    “I come out and see an entire army here,” one neighbor told Johnson, asking not to be identified. “It wasn’t no battering ram or nothing, it was serious, like they detonated a bomb.”

    Gurley said when officers went into the apartment, they found no one was inside.

    “No one is in custody and we do not have suspect information that we have uncovered yet,” Gurley said.

    Investigators said they found evidence that a shooting had taken place inside the apartment. Gurley said there were no immediate signs of any forced entry into the apartment. 

    Police have not identified any suspects in the shooting and said they are working to determine a motive. 

    Investigators have not yet released the names of the victims.

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