SWAT officers arrest murder, robbery suspect - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

SWAT officers arrest murder, robbery suspect

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

On Wednesday, SWAT officers arrested 23-year-old Johnathan Kirkland. Authorities believe Kirkland is behind a series of smash and grabs across the city.

Police had a tough time apprehending Kirkland; he was on the run for about a year. The suspect is wanted for a range of violent crimes from murder to robbery.

Atlanta Police say Kirkland is the mastermind behind a number of area ATM thefts including the one at the Sweet Auburn Crub Market. He is also believed to be responsible for dislodging an ATM at a government office by driving a van through the front of the building.

Kirkland is also accused of murdering a man at local nightclub, Deja Vu, in December. 

Police are crediting the community with helping them make the arrest.

BREAKING NEWS

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.