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Police Arrest Gunman Who Assassinated Security Guard, Witnesses Who Robbed Victim Could Face Charges

Atlanta, GA – Police arrested the gunman on Thursday who executed a security guard outside a southwest Atlanta restaurant three days earlier.

Authorities launched a manhunt on April 20 after a witness reported seeing a person matching the description of the suspect in the woods nearby the area where 51-year-old security guard Anthony Frazier was shot on April 18, WSB reported.

Officers located 30-year-old Stanley Henderson in the woods and pursued him.

He was eventually spotted in the woodline and led officers on a chase before he was apprehended and arrested, WSB reported.

One officer injured their knee during the foot chase through the woods.

Atlanta Police Homicide Commander Ralph Woolfolk said Henderson had been charged with one count of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, WXIA reported.

Cmdr. Woolfolk said Henderson has a 12-cycle criminal history that included battery and aggravated assault charges.

The police commander said the investigation wasn’t closed with the arrest of the man who shot Frazier, WXIA reported.

He said the other witnesses who appeared in the surveillance videos could face theft by taking and tampering with evidence charges.

“If you think we’re closing the book on the murder because we got the guy who pulled the trigger, you’re absolutely wrong,” Cmdr. Woolfolk said.

He said that after the gunman was apprehended, police K9s found an “urban encampment” in the woods where investigators thought Henderson had been living, WXIA reported.

Police said Henderson shot Frazier just before 7 p.m. on April 18 outside the American Wings and Seafood restaurant located in a strip mall in the 300-block of Cleveland Avenue SW, WAGA reported.

High-resolution video from security cameras mounted outside the restaurant captured the moment that the security guard pulled up in his black GMC SUV.

The video showed Frazier, wearing a shirt emblazoned with “Enforcement” on the front and back, parked the vehicle, and got out of his SUV.

In the background, a man wearing a backpack approached with his hands in both of his pockets.

The man appeared to be walking quickly as he closed the distance between himself and Frazier, who had just begun walking away from his vehicle, the video showed.

Suddenly, the video showed the man pulled a handgun out of his right pocket.

Then he shot the security guard in the back of the head.

Security video showed Frazier fell face-down on the sidewalk after he was shot.

The video showed the gunman went to Frazier’s body and searched his pockets, then walked away with his stolen booty.

The gunman dropped his handgun to the pavement as he walked away, then stooped to pick it and stash it before he continued to saunter away.

A witness to the shooting who had been sitting on the curb about 20 feet away from where Frazier was shot sat still and watched the gunman walk away.

Then the witness got up and walked around the far side of the fallen man’s vehicle and walked away, the video showed.

Moments later, security videos showed that two other men walked around the corner, followed by a woman, and encountered Frazier on the sidewalk.

One of the men stooped down and took something off of Frazier’s body and then the two men appeared to argue over it.

Then one of the men walked away the same direction that the gunmen had fled, and the woman and the other man walked away the opposite direction, the video showed.

Police and paramedics arrived on the scene a few moments later, WAGA reported.

Frazier was pronounced dead at the scene.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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