Another week, another murder on the road formerly known as Bankhead Highway:
Two officers were injured investigating fatal shootings outside a northwest Atlanta Burger King, police said Monday.
Just after midnight, officers found a car riddled with bullets in the 3100 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. One person was found dead in a vehicle outside the Burger King. Another person was found next door in the parking lot of the Petro gas station. He died on the way to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The victims were identified as Quincy White, 22, of Atlanta, and Reginald Coicou, 24, of Fayetteville, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Normally, this wouldn’t really be news. Something about the abandoned car riddled with bullets, and the police just “finding” it, as if nobody called it in, piqued my interest. Which is good, because I kept reading:
“While responding to the call, units spotted a [man] running on the ramp to I-285 northbound,” Jones said. “It appears that he may have been running from the scene of the shooting. The [man] was seen throwing an object into the wood line at I-285.”
Police searching the wood line were unable to locate the object, believed to be a weapon, and became involved in a struggle with the man.
“During the struggle, Officer [Joseph] Daniels’ vehicle slowly rolled forward and bumped him, and rolled over the legs of Sgt. [Lakea] Gaither, Officer [Travis] Williams, and the [man],” Jones said.
Now, in my fictional version of this story, the guy running onto the freeway has absolutely nothing to do with the murders: he’s killed someone else, and is throwing away that weapon. The only thing he has on him relating to these murders is the bag of weed he found in the shot-up car.
It was, of course, one of the Burger King employees who shot the fictional victims. Why? I’m guessing… [puts on sunglasses] he wanted to have it his way.