Man accused of killing girlfriend, shooting driver in attempted carjackings in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Sandy Springs police have arrested a North Carolina man they said killed his girlfriend and attempted several carjackings in the area after he shot her.

Fortune Spencer, 25, was arrested Saturday night. He is also accused of shooting a driver during the first carjacking attempt. The driver is expected to be OK.

Sandy Springs police said they received a call around 7:30 p.m. about a person shot in the Hilton Hotel parking lot off Peachtree-Dunwoody Road.

When they arrived, officers found a 24-year-old woman with at least one gunshot wound inside a car. She died at the hospital. Officers said they got a description of Spencer from witnesses and learned he was in a relationship with the victim.


A man matching Spencer’s description was then seen during an attempted carjacking near Peachtree-Dunwoody and Hammond Drive. Police said he shot the driver but didn’t get away with the car.

Spencer was able to carjack another driver nearby and only drove a short distance before he crashed near Central Park Drive, according to police.

Officers said he again attempted to carjack other cars in the area and was hit by one of them. Police were able to arrest Spencer as he tried to run away.

The investigation is ongoing but Sandy Springs police have charged Spencer with:

  • Murder
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony X3
  • Motor Vehicle Hijacking
  • Motor Vehicle Hijacking – Attempt
  • Aggravated Assault

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