East Point Police Release Video of Alleged Active Shooter Firing at Cars
‘Active shooter’ caught on camera with rifle firing at cars in East Point
The man is in custody, but East Point police are looking for more victims.
East Point Police Department Press Release
Incident Location: Lakeside Preserve, East Point, GA/Fairburn Road, City of South Fulton, GA/Camp Creek Parkway, East Point, GA
Incident: Active Shooter in Neighborhood – Seeking Other Possible Victims
East Point Case – 22-000784
On 01-23-2022 officers were dispatched to Lakeside Preserve Subdivision in East Point Georgia in reference to shots fired. Numerous calls were made to police in reference to a person walking in the area brandishing and shooting a rifle. Officers arrived and located the male, later identified as Joseph Washington, actively holding a rifle.
Officers gave verbal commands to Washington and he ran into a wooded area. Officers searched the area and located the 19-year-old Joseph Washington on Otter Dam Court and Kingfisher Drive in East Point. Washington was taken into custody and the rifle was located tucked inside his waistband.
The East Point Police Department and The City of South Fulton Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying any other victims that may have been affected by this crime. The crime occurred in the area of Camp Creek Parkway and Fairburn Road on January 23rd, 2022 between the hours of 1:00 AM and 2:00 AM. If you witnessed this crime, were injured by gunfire, had damage to your property or vehicle then we would like to speak with you.
Please contact the East Point Police at 404-761-2177 and ask to speak with a detective. You can also email [email protected] with any information and we will get right back to you.
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