Man charged in violent crime spree in one of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods

Man charged in violent crime spree in one of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods


A deranged Georgia man allegedly shot a pedestrian, fired at joggers and ran over another man during a violent rampage in one of Atlanta’s most exclusive neighborhoods, police said Monday.

Police said Gaelen Newsom, 22, may have been “suffering from a mental health crisis” when he allegedly began his crime spree around 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the upscale Atlanta suburb of Buckhead, WXIA-TV said.

Andrew Worrell, a 41-year-old father of three, was the first victim.

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Worrell was out for a morning walk when he was shot twice in the leg and hip from a passing car.

Police said a pair of good Samaritans came to his aid and called his wife before he was rushed to a local hospital, the station said.

“It seems like some sort of miracle that it didn’t do any major damage,” his wife, Anne Worrell, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re very grateful.”

But police said Newsom’s spree allegedly continued — with two

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