One year ago, the Atlanta City Council narrowly voted down a proposed ordinance that would have withheld $73 million from the Atlanta Police Department as part of a “defund the police” movement.
On Saturday morning, 41-year-old Andrew Worrell, a resident of the affluent Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta, GA, was shot twice by 22 yr. old Gaelen Newsom who was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Alleged shooter, 22 yr. old Gaelen Newsom (L) 41-yr-old Buckhead resident, Andrew Worrell
The father-of-three was out for a jog in his upscale neighborhood on Saturday morning when he was shot. Skyrocketing crime rates in Atlanta have lead Buckhead residents to call for their own police force.
According to the Daily Mail– Atlanta Police say also Newsom also opened fire on two other people and mowed down a neighbor with his car.
In addition to attempted murder, Newsom was also charged with three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of