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Police Arrest Suspect in Poncey-Highland Homicide

Atlanta Police arrested Antonio Johnson on Monday for the November murder of Lee Lowery III.

Police Arrest Suspect in Poncey-Highland Homicide Police Arrest Suspect in Poncey-Highland Homicide

Atlanta Police made an arrest, Monday, in the murder of 20-year-old Lee Lowery III, who was found shot in the breezeway of a Ponce de Leon Avenue apartment complex on Nov. 12. 

A press statement from Sgt. Greg Lyon with the APD Public Affairs Unit said that police arrested Antonio Johnson, 22, after responding to a vehicle accident at Parkway and Felton Drive. Johnson was taken into custody when officers discovered he was wanted for murder. He is now in Fulton County Jail.

Lowery grew up in the Highlands area of the neighborhood and attended Grady High School.

A day after the shooting Atlanta Police released a video showing the moments that led to the fatal shooting in the breezeway of the Ford Factory Lofts, located in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood next to the Ponce City Market development.

The video showed the suspect trying to grab a package from the unsuspecting victim. Police said a struggle then ensued that resulted in the suspect fatally injuring Lowery with a gunshot to the chest.

In addition to Johnson, a second suspect, an unidentified individual driving a getaway vehicle, is believed to still be at-large and the case remains open according to police investigators.

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