Suspect and victim in Brookhaven robbery

Wedding turns tragic with bloody shooting at upscale country club wedding

Atlanta police are searching for the suspect who they say robbed four people and shot one in the upscale Brookhaven area of Atlanta on early Sunday, following a wedding reception.

According to Atlanta PD, as a group left a wedding reception at the Capital Country Club in Brookhaven on July 8, a male approached them at around midnight, at 53 West Brookhaven Drive, while they were waiting on an Uber ride. Another suspect waited inside a car that police said was involved in a car jacking in Forest Park a few days prior. The suspect who exited the car approached the group and demanded their belongings. The victims handed over cash, cellphones, and wallets.

As the suspect was leaving, one of the victims tried to approach him. The suspect shot the victim in the abdomen area, then fled with the man in the awaiting car. Authorities indicated that the getaway vehicle was stolen on July 6 in the Forest Park area of metro Atlanta. The witnesses indicated the getaway car was a grey or white Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger.

The victim, identified as 34-year-old Christian Broder (pictured right), was taken to Piedmont Hospital, where he’s listed in critical condition and in need of blood donations. Click here for his GoFundMe page.

According to police, the car stolen from Forest Park was a 2014 white Dodge Charger.

The victims described the suspect as a young black male who was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. A nearby convenient store’s surveillance camera captured a male matching the description of the suspect walking into the store, wearing the same clothing the victims described. The male then left the store in a car that matched the description of the stolen car.

None of the victims could describe the getaway driver.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Authorities are offering up to a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment of the wanted suspects.

[Feature Photo: Atlanta PD/Christian Broder/GoFundMe]