North Fulton County

Attorney charged with murder, accused of crashing car into real estate investor

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A driver accused of hitting and killing a real estate investor during a crash has been charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Local attorney Bryan Schmitt, 47, surrendered Monday morning after Sandy Springs police said he drove into Hamid Jahangard, 60, on River Valley Road on July 30.

Police are calling this a case of road rage.

According to a statement released by police, Schmitt remained at the scene, where officers found Jahangard ​lying on the sidewalk. Jahangard died three days later at a hospital.


The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office determined that the victim died from a blunt force injury to the head.

Since his arrest, Channel 2's Michael Seiden learned Schmitt has been a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 2015, where, at last check, he remains active and in good standing.

Seiden went to Schmitt's home Monday. His wife, who answered the door, did not want to talk to Seiden, telling him to leave the property.

Condolences and donations have poured in for Jahangard's two daughters who buried their father late last week.

Police confirmed the two men had never met until the deadly encounter.