Police arrested a 17-year-old on Friday, in connection with a robbery and shooting at an Atlanta country club that left a young father in critical condition.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that authorities arrested Jayden Myrick two days after they released surveillance footage of a man walking out of a convenience store, who police initially thought to be the suspect. Myricak allegedly shot 34-year-old Christian Broder (pictured right) after robbing him and a group of others on July 8. Myrick is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Police indicated that although they thought the person caught on surveillance at the store was Myrick, they no longer believe that to be true.
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, 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.
Broder 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.
Meanwhile, WSB-TV reports that Broder underwent “vital surgery” and remains in serious condition.
[Feature Photo: Atlanta PD/Christian Broder/GoFundMe]