Atlanta, Georgia – Police in Atlanta are searching for a group of suspects involved in the shooting death of a man who was walking his dog. Samuel Harris Jr., known as JR, was fatally shot while on his evening stroll with his pet Tequilla. The incident occurred on February 5, when officers responded to a call at 893 Mitchell St.
Upon arrival, law enforcement found Harris lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the head. Despite the efforts of paramedics, Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have determined that Harris was targeted by a group of individuals who not only killed him but also stole his beloved dog.
Although the police have not disclosed any specific suspects, they released photos on Monday of several individuals who might have witnessed the murder. The Atlanta Police Department is now seeking the public’s help in providing any information related to this homicide.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Atlanta Police Department’s Homicide Unit directly at (404) 546-4235. Alternatively, tips can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at (404) 577-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.StopCrimeAtl.org. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered, and tipsters are guaranteed anonymity.
The tragic incident has left the Atlanta community shocked and saddened. In response, local authorities are encouraging residents to be vigilant and to come forward with any information that might assist in bringing justice to the victim and his family.
This horrifying crime serves as a stark reminder of the importance of community cooperation in combating violence and ensuring public safety. The Atlanta Police Department is committed to finding those responsible and holding them accountable for their actions.