ATLANTA — Atlanta Police confirmed, Tuesday, that investigators found no evidence to classify a shooting during Black Gay Pride Weekend as a "bias crime."

On Sept. 3, a shooting took place at Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway inside 1050 Social Club. Atlanta Police said there were allegations from witnesses that anti-LGBTQ slurs were used and that they initiated an investigation into that aspect of the crime.

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Antonio Lonnell Starks was arrested on Oct. 25 and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 

Police said they determined that Starks was employed by the club in some security capacity and the shooting was a result of a fight that started inside the club.

"Our investigators consulted with the FBI and our LGBT liaison and determined this case did not meet the criteria to be classified as a bias crime," Atlanta Police investigator James H. White III said. 


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