Anne Warrell, the wife of a jogger who was shot in Buckhead, Georgia, told “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday. Residents of the affluent Atlanta suburb are leaving the area as crime is soaring amid calls for compensation against police.
“In the last 12 to 18 months It’s getting worse and when you talk to other people that we know in the area We feel it creeping closer and closer. in our neighborhood So everyone here can feel it,” Warrell admitted.
RITZY ATLANTA SUBURB RESIDENTS PUSH POLICE SEPARATION IN CRIME IN ‘WAR ZONE̵7;: NEIGHBOR
A seemingly illogical weekend of violence took place. AtlantaThe upscale Buckhead neighborhood has highlighted what local officials deem the need for more security and public safety protocols. crime The jump has left some residents too scared to pump petrol in some places, Fox News has learned.
On Thursday, the Buckhead City Board, formerly the Buckhead Survey Board, will call for an emergency hearing as part of its ongoing effort to become a separate agency from Atlanta, Bill White C. said E.O and the group’s chairman.
“With everything that happens here It is getting worse,” White told Fox News on Wednesday. “What we are doing is because of the murder that happened on the roof. and attempted murder Lack of leadership and nothing has changed The insanity continues, that is, we are calling for an emergency hearing on our city’s bill.”
on tuesday, Atlanta Police arrest 22-year-old man on charges shoot a gun Three people were injured – injuring a local father of three children. which went out for a walk in the morning and later attacked a man after driving into him during a crime through one of the state’s richest zip codes over the weekend. authorities.
Andrew Warrell was walking in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta around 8:35 a.m. on Saturday when he was shot twice. According to the police and his wife Anne.
The shooter, identified by authorities as 22-year-old Galen Newsom, shot Worrell in the leg first. and then fired again while “Andrew turned to running,” Anne Warrell writes, “the second shot went through Andrew’s hip and into the ball-and-socket joint. then into his lower abdomen before landing on his right hip,” she continued.
Worrell said Newsom fired a third round on Andrew but missed.
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Worrell argued that the “system was broken” and that “people moved because they felt insecure.”
“I don’t have an answer. But there are people who are supposed to make changes and have to take action. If it doesn’t work, fix it. Let’s get a focus group or restructure the system,” concludes Worrell, “but what is happening right now isn’t working.”
Fox News’ Stephanie Pagones contributed to the report.