ATLANTA — The search for the gunmen behind possible serial shootings targeting Atlanta drivers is over, authorities confirm.
Atlanta Police confirmed they have recovered the vehicle involved in a series of "random" shootings with the help of the Georgia State Patrol.
On Thursday, police responded to several shootings that happened over the course of three hours. All three involved men shot while driving. One of the victims died.
Earlier in the day, Atlanta Police issued a statement saying that they believed people inside of a silver SUV, described as a 2017 Infiniti QX, were responsible for the shootings in Atlanta, and they were "exploring the possibility" that they were tied to a fatal shooting in DeKalb County.
Officials said GSP troopers were called around 4:30 Thursday evening to help investigate a possible stolen vehicle, with a similar description to the silver SUV, found at a home off Constitution Road.
Both GSP and the Atlanta Police Department tried to perform a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped off. Officers chased the car, during which officers said a woman ran away from the vehicle. She was later caught by police.
Police said the chase ended near Moreland and Custer Avenues in southeast Atlanta after GSU performed a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle. Officers arrested the driver, 24-year-old Mikeal Callaway and the female passenger. No one was injured.
Officers impounded the silver SUV, which they said had been been recently painted black, and found a handgun inside. In addition, officers linked the vehicle to another burglary from Feb. 20 off Auburn Avenue.
GSP officials said they are charging Callaway with attempted fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving and speeding 100 in a 35 mph zone. All other charges will be handled by Atlanta Police, according to the GSP.