The father of a 9-month-old daughter died in a Washington, D.C., hospital on Friday after being robbed and shot at an upscale Atlanta country club, following a wedding he attended.
Christian Broder, 34, a former general manager of Millie’s in northwest Washington, D.C., passed away close to two weeks after he was shot in Atlanta.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, according to Atlanta PD, as Broder and a group of friends and family members 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. The group had been waiting on an Uber ride, standing outside when the incident occurred.
Another suspect waited inside a car, 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, Broder 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.
“From what I understand, Christian said something to the effect of, ‘Are you sure you want to do this … Why are you doing this?’” Bo Blair, Broder’s brother-in-law, told NBC Washington. “And the guy just absolutely flipped out and said, ‘So you want to die over this,’ and shot him point blank in the stomach and then got back in the car and left.”
Broder died at a D.C. hospital after being airlifted and transferred from an Atlanta hospital.
Authorities arrested Jayden Myrick two days after they released surveillance footage of a man walking out of a convenience store. Myrick was 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. The teen suspect is now expected to face homicide charges.
Broder is survived by his infant daughter and his wife, a pre-kindergarten teacher.
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