Atlanta police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of another man near a Midtown nightclub in early October.
Orlando Hawkins, 20, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Oct. 6 shooting death of Morie Jermicheal Brooks, 24, of Newnan. According to police spokesperson Kim Jones, Brooks had gotten into a verbal altercation with three males inside the QUAD nightclub located at 714 Spring Street.
Later, as Brooks and others left the club shortly after 4 a.m. and began walking south on Spring, a dark vehicle pulled up behind the group.
Hawkins allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot twice, striking Brooks in the back and fatally wounding him near 688 Spring Street.
Upon his arrest, Hawkins was transported to the Fulton County Jail.