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Man shot near Center Stage in Midtown

An off-duty Atlanta police officer working at the Midtown music venue was involved in a shooting after observing a suspect firing toward a group of people.

A man was shot in the leg late Tuesday evening while attending a concert event at the Center Stage Music Complex in Midtown.

The complex, located at 1374 West Peachtree Street, is home to three separate music venues. According to Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee, an event had just concluded around 11 p.m. when an off-duty officer working the event heard shots being fired and observed a suspect firing toward a group of people.

Chafee said the officer confronted the suspect and fired multiple shots at the suspect, who ran to a vehicle and fled the scene.

Around 30 minutes later, a male entered Grady Hospital indicating he had been shot in the leg at the concert venue. According to Chafee, it is not clear at this time who shot him. 

A short time before the shooting, an altercation between two groups of people took place inside the music complex, but it is not clear if this is related to the shooting.

No other injuries have been reported and the incident remains under investigation. The officer has been placed on routine administrative leave.

According to a local concert calendar, on Tuesday night, Center Stage hosted the Spoiled Milk concert series, which is billed as a showcase for Atlanta-area indie hip-hop artists.

Following the incident, West Peachtree St. was closed for several hours as police investigated.

John Sarine December 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Was it a hip hop show? Just wondering
Hunt Archbold (Editor) December 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM
John, just updated the story, but the answer to your questions is yes.
Tammy December 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM
No, I think it was the DAR meeting
John Sarine December 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM
For rizzle?
Todd Smith December 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Well at least the thugs have found a new place to terrorize. Midtown is no different than SW Atlanta maybe worse!!
Marc Acampora December 19, 2012 at 01:47 PM
hip hop show, nuff said
N December 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I didnt even have 2 look to know that their was a hip hop/rap concert takin place....
JM Hurricane December 19, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Hootie, hoooo...what, wat! Wess-side.
Todd Smith December 19, 2012 at 03:34 PM
lmao you all are funny!!!!
Todd Smith December 19, 2012 at 03:35 PM
WESS-SIDE Good ole safe Midtown!!
AL December 19, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I'm pretty sure people of all colors and who listen to an array of genre's shoot people. Newton, Connecticut anyone? Smh
Todd Smith December 19, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Hip Hop cause the massacre in Connecticut!!!!!! YWM
Clicker December 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I had assumed it was a Lawrence Welk concert.
hilton joseph December 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I am appalled by the actions taken by some people , and their behaviors . Crime is not only something invented by or committed by Black people. We do commit crime but you need to admit that White folks in similar situations are just as violent. Please pay attention to what happened yesterday in Clayton County with the loss of a wonderful and committed police officer, and the strange guy targeting our President and the laughing skull club who was hoarding multiple weapons. I can't believe all of the racist attitudes that most of your contributors seem to have . You contributors always assume that when someone is shot or some crime is committed Black people are the subject. What has happened to Atlanta? It bothers me that the editors of this publication seem to feed on this racism as well .
N December 20, 2012 at 12:50 AM
The cop was WHITE and the gunman BLACK...apparently u didnt read the story???...and btw, the editors on here are soooo POLITICALLY CORRECT, its not funny...its the long-time ATL residents,like me, who know and speak the truth about what is causing the ruin of our city!!!
hilton joseph December 20, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I did indeed read the story. I would like you to tell me where it identifies the shooter as being Black and the Policeman being White. I have lived in Atlanta for more than 25 years and it seems to be moving backward when it comes to racial understanding. We , and I mean all of us need to wake up and realize that not all hip hop is attended by Black folk only. If you look at the sales of the music , it is purchased mainly by White people and the concerts are not attended by all Black people. Your assumptions are wrong. What is not funny , is your intolerance and ignorance.
N December 20, 2012 at 01:21 AM
The cop is pictured on the front of the Metro Section of AJC...suspect is Tremaine Lynn Lebis (nuff said... but google 4 image)...and also u can c a pic. of his skanky white wife who is now looking at murder charges...:)
hilton joseph December 20, 2012 at 01:28 AM
My comment was referencing the event in Atlanta at Center stage in Midtown. The shooting in Clayton was a side note.
N December 20, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Ill bet u 10 to 1 if and when they name the suspect he be Black...mark my word!!!
Hunt Archbold (Editor) December 20, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Hilton - RE: ‘It bothers me that the editors of this publication seem to feed on this racism as well.’ - We attempt to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. N – RE: ‘btw, the editors on here are soooo POLITICALLY CORRECT, its not funny.’ - Again, we attempt to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. This includes not permitting posts that promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. We also do not allow posts that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, or profane. While we encourage people to be honest and post what’s on their mind, communities thrive when people care about each other, and as such, Patch expects all of its users to be respectful of others.
hilton joseph December 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Hunt, Thanks for responding, I appreciate your work believe me. I make my comments based on the past commentary from many posts I have read in The Patch recently. I base my opinions only on what I read here . I have seen much hatred in the writings of many of your contributors. My opinion is just that, my opinion ,( I know everyone has one ) I did not mean to offend you and The Patch , I just wish some of your readers and contributors were positive and more considerate . Why not love , respect , and understanding instead ?
N December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM
The Rodney King mantra....cant we all just get along??? LMAO...
Hunt Archbold (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Hilton, I hear you loud and clear, loud and clear. Thanks as always for your comments.
N December 21, 2012 at 04:41 PM
The Rodney King mantra...Cant we all just get along??? LMAO...

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