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Atlanta shooting – live: Female suspect Raissa Kengne seized at airport as two killed, one injured in downtown attack
August 23, 2022
Woman arrested in triple shooting in Midtown
A woman has been arrested after three people were gunned down in downtown Atlanta on Monday, city police said.
Atlanta police said it had arrested a suspect in the shooting at the city’s international airport after evacuating the crime scene.
Media reports identified that suspect as Raïssa Kengne, an information security executive who appears to have named two of the victims in a series of social media posts and a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy against her.
Officials named the two people who died as Wesley Freeman, 41, and Michael Shinners, 60. Mr. Freeman was a longtime employee at Ms. Kengne’s former accounting firm, while Mr. Shinners was described in her lawsuit as the manager of her apartment complex.
Police officers are still investigating why the shooting took place, but said they believed the victims were specifically targeted.
The shooting started just before 2 p.m. in Midtown, leaving two dead and one injured.
ATF also names suspect as Raissa Kengne
A source within the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (known as the ATF) has confirmed the identity of the suspect as Raissa Kengne. WSBTV channel 2.
The source said Ms Kengne was arrested by ATF agents at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with a 9mm Glock pistol in her bag after a taxi company told officers it had taken her there.
The ATF was one of several local and federal law enforcement agencies thanked by the Atlanta Police Department on Monday.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 06:23
Victim’s mother-in-law speaks out
A woman has spoken out against the mother-in-law of the shooting incident Wesley Freeman.
“Please pray for my family,” Janice Gardner said on Facebook Monday. “Wes, my daughter’s husband, was one of the victims of today’s shooting. He passed away a few hours ago. Thank you for your prayers.’
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 06:15
Pictured: Female suspect seized at Atlanta airport as two killed in shooting
Atlanta police have arrested a female suspect who allegedly shot dead two victims and injured another in the city on Monday, officials said.
The suspected woman was detained by police officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and “taken into custody without incident.”
Footage from the airport showed the suspected woman in handcuffs at the airport. Witnesses present when police took the women into custody said the events leading up to the arrests had been contained and did not endanger the safety of those present at the airport.
“***SUSPECTED IN DELIVERY***” the department tweeted shortly afterwards.
APD says the city’s “extensive camera network” helped them locate the unnamed suspect at the airport.
The arrest came after APD released surveillance video footage of the woman they believe shot the three people Monday in Colony Square in Midtown.
Read the full report on the Midtown shooting here:
Female suspect arrested at Atlanta airport as two killed in shooting
APD says city’s ‘extensive camera network’ helped them track down suspect
Arpan RaiAugust 23, 2022 05:06
Residents say the gunman targeted building managers
The first shooting was a targeted attack on executives at the apartment complex where the suspect lived, police said CBS 46.
Residents at the scene of the first shooting told reporter Patrick Quinn that the suspect lived in their building.
They said the gunman was targeting the management of apartments on the plaza level of the complex.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 03:59
Video shows police entering buildings near shooting
Witness Videos Given to Atlanta News Channel 11 Alive show police officers responding to the shooting on Monday.
The clips show officers in body armor with guns operating near Colony Square and a building lobby near Juniper St and 14th St.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 02:51
Victims named as Wesley Freeman and Michael Shinners
The victims of the shooting have been named as Wesley Freeman, 41, and Michael Shinners, 60, according to local media reports.
CBS 46 anchor Shon Gables broke the news on Twitter, citing the Fulton County medical examiner.
Notably, both Mr. Freeman and Mr. Shinners were named as defendants in the lawsuit filed by Raïssa Kengne earlier this year, alleging they were involved in a conspiracy against her.
Mr. Freeman’s own LinkedIn page describes him as an information security auditor who spent nearly 17 years with Ms. Kengne’s former employer.
Mr. Shinners, meanwhile, is identified in Ms. Kengne’s lawsuit as the general manager of her apartment complex at 1280 West Peachtree St.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 01:47
“We don’t believe this was random,” police say
Atlanta police said they believe the victims were specifically targeted, but are still looking for a motive.
“We do not believe these were indiscriminate acts of violence,” interim police chief Darrin Schierbaum said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
Mayor Andre Dickens said the woman was arrested before entering a restricted area and that “airport security has never been compromised”.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 01:36
Suspect files lawsuit against her former employer
The Atlanta suspect appears to have filed a report lawsuit against her former employer and other parties in May, making the same allegations as in her LinkedIn posts.
In a 407-page complaint discovered by Kevin D Reyes, an open source intelligence analyst with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Raissa Djuissi Kengne accuses her former employer of conspiring with her construction management company, her neighbors and her own previous attorneys to retaliate. on her.
“This case concerns the retaliation, prosecution, intimidation, intimidation, threats, burglary, computer hacking, phone spoofng and other attacks to which the claimant has been subjected after reporting to the relevant authorities a violation of [various finance laws]the complaint reads.
In the version seen by The independentonly Ms Kengne’s neighbor Justin Mungal had so far responded in detail to the lawsuit, calling her complaint a “shotgun plea” and denying her claims.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 01:15
Defendant’s LinkedIn posts mentioned buildings where the shooting took place
The Suspicious shooting in Atlanta appears to be an information security auditor who has posted on social media about an alleged conspiracy against her, The independent has found.
Atlanta transit chiefs told workers Monday that the suspect’s name was Raissa Kengne, according to the local news station. CBS 46.
And in the week before the shooting, a LinkedIn page belonging to one Raïssa Kengne posted a series of posts mentioning the same buildings where Monday’s murders took place.
Ms. Kengne, whose LinkedIn page identifies her as the chief executive of her own accountancy firm based in Atlanta, claimed that her former employer had targeted her for criminal acts, in cahoots with the manager of her apartment building.
“My house was broken into, my computers were hacked and my phones were faked,” she claimed, adding that she believed “evidence” had been removed from her safe.
A video showed her arguing with a police officer and complaining that a reported break-in at her home had not been properly investigated.
Ms. Kengne’s reports mentioned the same apartment building where Atlanta police said the first of the two victims of the shooting were shot Monday.
And the company she previously worked for has its Atlanta office in the same building where the third victim was shot.
Atlanta police have not yet identified the arrested suspect.
Io DoddsAugust 23, 2022 00:07
Is this the Atlanta suspect’s LinkedIn page?
A LinkedIn page has surfaced who appears to belong to the suspect in the Atlanta shooting.
The Atlanta subway service sent an email to employees who named the suspect Raissa Kengne CBS46.
Indeed, there is a LinkedIn page for a woman by that name, who lives in Atlanta, works as an information security auditor, and appears to match an early photo of the suspect.
The owner of the page made a series of unusual posts, alleging that one of her former employers had committed a criminal conspiracy against her in conjunction with her apartment building manager and posted videos of her interactions with the Atlanta Police Department.