ATLANTA — A man was shot and killed overnight in Midtown on Spring Street, according to Atlanta Police.
Officers said the call initially came in just after 2 a.m.
When they arrived, the 33-year-old victim, Sha’Darrian Quintavious Jacobs, had already been shot in the neck. Medics pronounced him dead on the scene.
Jacobs was a security officer with Unitus Security. The company released a statement offering condolences and saying it is cooperating with authorities in the criminal investigation. The company's full statement can be read at the bottom of this story.
Georgia Tech sent an email to students warning of the shooting, saying it happened at a parking deck.
Police said Jacobs was a security guard but not for the location where the shooting unfolded. Officers have maintained that "he was an innocent bystander."
There is no word on a suspect or a possible motive.
Unitus Security statement
Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to Sha’darrian's family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. In swift response to the 911 calls, the Atlanta Police promptly arrived at the scene. We are actively collaborating with the Atlanta Police Department and Chief Schierbaum's detectives, offering any necessary assistance for their ongoing investigation.
Our primary focus is to extend comfort to Sha’darrian Jacobs' family and loved ones, as well as to our team members who are grieving. We kindly request the privacy and respect of Sha’darrian's family and our employees be honored as they navigate through this devastating loss and all questions should be directed to the Atlanta police detectives.
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