Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The former security guard took the stand Wednesday and said he was upset at the way white people treat black people. He said his mind was blank as he fired the shots.
Nkosi Thandiwe, the former security guard on trial for the 2011 Midtown shooting that killed one woman and left another paralyzed, took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and confessed to the shooting. WGCL-TV reported that on Day 2 of the trial Thandiwe testified that he snapped and was upset about the way white people treated black people. The news station’s reporter, Tony McNary, was at the Fulton County Courthouse and tweeted Wednesday, “Man on trial for Midtown murder and shooting two other women said his spiritual views about the world and how whites treated blacks changed during his last 2yrs in college.” Thandiwe had pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 2011 shooting spree at the Proscenium …
Nkosi Thandiwe is on trial for a lunch hour shooting that killed one woman and injured two others in the parking garage of the Proscenium building.
Survivors and witnesses to the July 2011 parking deck shooting in Midtown began testifying Tuesday in the trial of the former security guard charged in the case. Nkosi Thandiwe has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 2011 shooting spree at the Proscenium building that left Brittney Watts dead at the scene, injured Tiffany Ferenczy in the leg and paralyzed Lauren Garcia. Assistant Fulton County district attorney Linda Dunikoski told the jury Tuesday that Watts was killed by a gunshot wound to the neck, but she suffered other injuries as well, according to an AJC.COM report. The article said: “She had bruises on both her wrists, bruises on both her hips, she had lacerations across her stomach,” Dunikoski …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Nkosi Thandiwe is charged with killing one woman and paralyzing another in the July 2011 shooting in a Midtown parking garage.
Jury selection is underway in the trial of the security guard accused of the July 2011 Midtown shooting spree that killed one woman and left another paralyzed. Patch was in Judge Kelly A. Lee’s Fulton County Superior Courtroom Monday morning as defense lawyers for Nkosi Thandiwe, 23, and Fulton Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski questioned 60 potential jurors. During the lunch recess, attorneys involved declined to comment as the selection process was to continue throughout the afternoon. In November 2011, Thandiwe pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 15, 2011 triple shooting spree at the Proscenium building that left Roswell's Brittney Watts dead at the scene and Lauren Garcia paralyzed. Tiffany …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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 …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Lee Lowery grew up in the Morningside neighborhood and his killing this week ended a life that left a "trail marked by loyalty and kindness."
Thursday, November 15, 2012
There will be a visitation period Saturday afternoon in Midtown in memory of Lee Lowery III. Lowery, 20, was shot and killed Monday afternoon in the breezeway outside a Ponce de Leon Avenue apartment loft complex. The visitation will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 – 5 p.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel, located at 1020 Spring Street NW, The well-liked Lowery was a lifelong local resident who grew up in the Morningside neighborhood. He was baptized at Morningside Presbyterian Church and attended school at Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle and was a 2010 graduate of Grady High School, where he played on the soccer team. He entered Georgia State University in September 2010 as a Hope Scholar and had completed his sophomore …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This footage is from the breezeway of the apartments at 699 Ponce de Leon and shows the moments leading up to Monday's fatal shooting.
Atlanta police have released this video showing the moments that led to the fatal shooting of a young man in the breezeway of the Ford Factory Lofts apartments. Anyone with information on the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Lee Lowery is asked to contact Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. If you are coming to us on a mobile device, you may need to go to YouTube to see this video at http://youtu.be/DHxyMebIy2U See also: Man shot, killed outside Ponce Ave apartments
Man believed to be in his early 20s was shot Monday near complex next to Ponce City Market development
Update: 1 p.m.: The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Lee Lowery. Original story: A man who Atlanta police say was shot in the breezeway of a Ponce de Leon Avenue apartment complex near Midtown has died as a result of "at least one" gunshot wound. According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Chafee, officers were called to the Ford Factory Lofts, located in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood next to the Ponce City Market development, around 5 p.m. The man, who appeared to be in his early 20s and has not been identified, was originally transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in “extremely critical condition.” The apartments entrance shares the same parking lot that contains the local landmark Kroger grocery store, which has a …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Man shot in the back in parking lot of Midtown club.
Atlanta police are investigating the shooting death of a man early Saturday morning stemming from a dispute among partygoers at the QUAD nightclub that spilled out into a nearby parking lot. "It appears the incident started inside a club based on an argument that escalated into the shooting a short distance from the club," Atlanta Police Department Lt. Paul Guerrucci, told 11Alive, regarding the 4:20 a.m. incident. The male victim, who was not identified, was shot and killed in Spring Street parking lot behind the Varsity restaurant, as the Quad was closing, police said. In an e-mail to Midtown Patch, Quad owner Rick D. Day said the incident stemmed from a comment made to a woman among two groups of partygoers. He gave the following …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Nkosi Thandiwe's case is being turned over to a public defender and the murder trial is now on the January 11, 2013 docket
The security guard accused of the July 2011 Midtown shooting spree that killed one woman and left another paralyzed, is losing his defense lawyer, John Garland. Monday at Fulton County Superior Court, lawyers for Nkosi Thandiwe told Judge Kelly A. Lee that they would file a withdrawal motion this week, dropping Thandiwe as a client. Garland, who had had taken on the case pro bono, or free of charge, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday that it was the wishes of Thandiwe to be dropped. Outside the courtroom, another attorney working alongside Garland on the case explained further to Patch that it was a matter of finances. Two months ago, Garland’s request for court-provided financial aid to help mount a defense of Thandiwe, who …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly A. Lee says Nkosi Thandiwe is capable of comprehending what was happening during a trial.
The security guard accused of shooting three women in Midtown last summer, killing one and leaving another paralyzed, is capable of standing trial Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly A. Lee ruled on Wednesday. The judge said that Nkosi Thandiwe, 23, is mentally competent and will faces felony murder and numerous other charges for his alleged actions during a July 15, 2011 shooting spree at the Proscenium building that left Brittany Watts dead and Lauren Garcia paralyzed. Prosecutors have charged Thandiwe with three counts of felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, hijacking a car, aggravated battery and gun possession during the commission of a felony. Police say Thandiwe, who was a security …