ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta police have identified the man accused of pulling the trigger in a deadly shooting outside a fancy shopping mall after an argument over a parking spot.
Authorities said Monday they obtained arrest warrants for Ricky James Lafargue for the deadly March 8 lawsuit in Lenox Square, the press reported.
Lafargue, 19, has not been arrested, but police said he is charged with murder.
Police said two groups in separate vehicles began arguing over the parking lot. The groups went inside the mall, but the lawsuit escalated when they came out again.
Thuan Nguyen, 31, of Antioch, Tennessee, was shot in the head, police said.
A suspect who tried to flee the scene after the shooting was caught, but was released when investigators determined he was not the one who shot.
Atlanta agent Steve Avery said Monday that “Atlanta homicide investigators confirmed that Mr. Lafargue is the only person wanted in connection with this crime, and detectives are actively working to stop it,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported.
It was the fourth shooting in four months at the mall, the press reported. In the others there were no deaths.