CRIME: On Thursday, Deion Duwane Patterson, 24, was charged with one count of murder and four counts of aggravated assault for allegedly opening fire inside a medical institution in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring four others.
The incident took place at 1110 West Peachtree Street between 11:59 a.m. and 12:08 p.m. on the same day.
Patterson avoided police during an eight-hour manhunt before he was arrested. Lisa Glynn, Georgette Whitlow, Jazzmin Daniel, and Alesha Hollinger were the four ladies who were injured in the incident, while Amy St. Pierre, a 39-year-old employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was killed by a semi-automatic rifle.
Patterson was scheduled to make his first court appearance in the afternoon on Thursday.
According to the records released from the jail, he was charged with one count of murder and four counts of aggravated assault.
Scott Demeester, an Atlanta police officer, filed an affidavit that stated that Amy St. Pierre was killed by a semi-automatic rifle.
On Thursday, the CDC published a statement on Twitter expressing their sadness and condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased.
Lisa Glynn and Jazzmin Daniel were shot in the belly, Georgette Whitlow was shot in the arm, and Alesha Hollinger was shot in the face, according to court documents.
The ages of the injured ranged from 25 to 71 years old. Three of the injured were still being treated in the intensive care unit of Grady Memorial Hospital, and two of them were scheduled to return to the operating room on Thursday, according to Robert Jansen, the facility’s chief medical officer.