Atlanta Shooter Denied Bond During 1st Court Appearance

Atlanta Shooter Denied Bond During 1st Court Appearance

Atlanta Shooter UPDATE – 1st Court Appearance Doesn’t Go Down As She Hoped

( – Gunshots rang out on Monday, August 22, in Atlanta, Georgia. Police officers soon received reports of an active shooter in the Midtown neighborhood. By the end of the day, two people had lost their lives, and a shooter was in custody.

The shooting spree in the city began around 1:45 p.m. at a high-rise condo on West Peachtree Street. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the first deceased victim as 60-year-old building manager Michael Shinners. Emergency workers rushed a second victim, Mike Horne, to the hospital, but his condition remains unknown. About half an hour later, the suspect shot 41-year-old Wesley Freeman. He later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Atlanta police began a manhunt for the shooter. Two hours later, the ATF took Kenge into custody.

On Tuesday, 34-year-old Raïssa Kenge went before Magistrate Judge Todd Ashley. The suspect spoke out of turn several times during the hearing. The judge determined she was not eligible for bond due to the charges of aggravated assault, multiple counts of murder, weapons charges, and false imprisonment.

Investigators don’t think the shootings were random. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told reporters the “individuals were likely targeted.” The property management company where the first shooting occurred described the suspect as a “disgruntled resident of the building.” The chief thanked all of the agencies who helped respond to the shootings.

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