• Police make arrest in deadly shooting near Underground Atlanta

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    ATLANTA - Police tell Channel 2 Action News they have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man at Underground Atlanta.

    Investigators said a fight escalated to a shooting that killed a man Monday afternoon on Alabama Street.

    Atlanta police said the man was shot multiple times near a stairway leading into Underground Atlanta. He died on the way to Grady Memorial Hospital.

    Police detained Brandon Barnes, 25, shortly after the shooting and arrested him Monday night.

    News Chopper 2 hovered over the scene about 4 p.m. as police and homicide detectives interviewed possible witnesses.

    Channel 2's Rachel Stockman spoke to a witness who was inside the Underground when the shooting happened.

    She told Stockman a large fight broke out. Then, she heard five gunshots that sent people scattering from surrounding businesses.

    "When I (came) back out, I heard five shots. So I was like 'Oh, that's five shots in the air.' I thought they killed somebody. I (went) outside and he's laying on the stairs. They're trying to pump his air and make him breathe," said Laquita Evans.

    Evans said the shooter went too far.

    "All I'm saying is it's not right. They could have stopped the fight before it got started," she said.

    A large section of the exterior part of the Underground was roped off as police gather evidence.

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