ATLANTA — Two weeks ago, a mom had to flag down an officer for help when her car broke down as she was taking her child to the hospital for a gunshot wound.

Atlanta Police said they've made an arrest in the case, charging 29-year-old Marcell Mayfield on three counts of aggravated assault with the intent to commit murder.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, 11Alive learned the mom flagged down a Georgia State University officer right after the shooting. A spokesperson for the university's police department said the shooting happened off-campus in southwest Atlanta. 

However, their officer was in the right place to help get them to Scottish Rite Medical Center, when the mom got stranded with an injured 13-month-old child in tow at Piedmont Avenue and Decatur Street.

Marcell Mayfield
Fulton County Sheriff's Office

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Police said the child's injury allegedly stemmed from a shootout after a car accident near the intersection of Ira and Fletcher streets. The child was shot in the hand.

Mayfield is also charged with aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

A Fulton County judge denied him bond. His next court date is set for Nov. 6.


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