Trio Sought on Drug Charges After False Claim of Park Shooting
The following information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Alpharetta police need help locating three suspects in a bizarre crime in which they say a suspect falsely claimed he was shot in an Alpharetta park.
A suspect claimed he was shot in a local park in an iPad deal gone bad on June 4, according to George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. He called his brother, who took him to North Fulton Hospital to treat the gunshot wound to his leg. But the two men and a woman who had been picked up on the ride to the hospital refused to let police search the vehicle.
Police impounded the car, but they had to let the trio go because until they were able to get a search warrant for the car, they had no evidence of a crime committed by them. The search made detectives certain no shooting took place in the car. And officers searching the crowded, local park could not find anyone who had heard a gunshot or witnessed the incident.
Half of a stolen gun was found in the glove compartment, and 9 ounces of marijuana were found in the back of the car.
The shooting victim later claimed in a phone call with detectives that he accidentally shot himself at an Atlanta apartment complex he couldn't identify.
Warrants have been taken out against the trio:
Obstruction, Theft by receiving, Felon in possession of a firearm, Possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of crimes.
False report of a crime, Theft by receiving, Possession with intent to distribute, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Theft by receiving, Possession with intent to distribute, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.