Man’s body found in burning car in northwest Atlanta neighborhood

ATLANTA — Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting and killing a man before setting a car on fire in northwest Atlanta.

The 20-year-old victim was found shot in the head in the car off Argus Circle just before midnight.

Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes went to the crime scene Thursday, where there was still broken glass from a neighbor’s attempt to break the car window and put out the fire.

Will Anderson told Fernandes that he heard people talking outside in front of his home on Argus Circle and noticed a 2007 white Chevy Impala.

But it was Anderson’s neighbor who said he saw someone in a hoodie set the Impala on fire.

“What I noticed when I saw the vehicle after they pulled up, the guy with the hoodie that was going in and out, he was basically using the sleeve of his pullover not to put fingerprints I guess on the car itself,” said the man who wished not to be identified. “He threw something in the vehicle. I saw flames come up. That’s when I rushed over.”


At the time, none of the neighbors knew that a person was actually inside the car until police found Taylor.

“We put the fire out, but we didn’t know there was a body in there until they actually looked in the vehicle and they saw the body because of the smoke that was filled up in the car,” the neighbor said.

Police said the victim lived right around the corner from the crime scene. His family is now looking for answers.

“I’m just very sorry for the family. They came by today up and down the street asking around. Just all I can do is offer my condolences to them,” Anderson said.

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