ATLANTA — Chicago police have arrested a man tied to a robbery that left an Atlanta firefighter shot in Buckhead on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Atlanta police released a statement claiming that Demario Mosely, a convicted felon with 23 arrest cycles, was taken into custody and is now being held in Illinois while awaiting extradition back to Georgia.

Mosely, a Chicago resident with Atlanta family ties, is accused of several crimes tied to the shooting of Atlanta Fire Captain Cecil Level. 

Police said that after seeing the Level's badge during an armed robbery in the 2900 block of Grandview Avenue, one of two robbers opened fire. This was on Feb. 2 - one day before Atlanta hosted Super Bowl LIII and one of the busiest weekends in recent memory.

Atlanta Fire Capt. Cecil Level
Atlanta Fire-Rescue Captain Cecil Level
Atlanta Fire Department

After the shooting, investigators said both men escaped the scene - one in an SUV and another on foot before apparently being hit by a passing vehicle.

Further investigation led to Mosely being named a suspect. Police haven't said outright if Mosely is the suspected gunman but they have filed criminal warrants for his arrest on two charges of armed robbery, two charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The captain was one of two people robbed in that incident. A woman with him was also ordered to give up belongings before the men escaped.

Police are still looking for the remaining suspect.


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