Man Stabbed During Fight in Midtown
A suspect remains in Fulton County Jail after apparently stabbing a man during a fight near 5th Street last weekend.
Michael Taylor Zimmerman, 26, remains in jail after last weekend's street fight near 5th and Juniper streets that led to a man being stabbed and rushed to Grady Hospital.
Project Q is reporting that the victim is a 32 year old gay man, and that he and the suspect knew each other. Project Q reports that witnesses saw Zimmerman fighting with the victim, and that the victim was screaming for help. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.
The responding police officer talked to a witness who stated that he was driving when he saw Zimmerman stabbing the victim. In the police report, the witness states that the victim began running towards him as the witness began honking his horn and yelling for Zimmerman to stop. The witness claims the victim had multiple cuts and collapsed on the front of his hood.
According to the police report, the initial officer on the scene stated upon his arrival he observed the victim lying on the hood of a vehicle. The suspect was on the ground with another witness holding him until police could arrive.
The suspect had multiple cuts to his hands and face. He was taken to Grady hospital for surgery.
The Atlanta Police charged him with three felonies—aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and possession of a knife during a crime.