Atlanta, GA – Police are searching for a gunman who killed a security guard outside a southwest Atlanta restaurant on Monday night (video below).
The incident occurred 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 51-year-old security guard Anthony Frazier 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.
Customers described Frazier as a nice man who made sure they got to their cars safely outside the restaurant, WSB reported.
“So attentive, he always watched the door. Why would somebody do that to him?” customer Kam Kae asked.
Kae said she was shocked to hear the restaurant’s security guard had been shot, WSB reported.
“For the most part, they’re very wholesome people, the owners themselves. Usually, they’re always on point, very attentive with orders. I know that they hire security just for their safety as well as the customers’ safety. He was a good guy,” she said.
“He sits in that back booth every single day. He doesn’t bother nobody,” Kae told WSB. “I really can’t put together why they would do that to them. That doesn’t even make sense.”
Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Lewis said he saw Frazier whenever he ate at the restaurant and blamed a lack of gun control in the city for the security guard’s death.
“We’re asking people to get lockboxes, the governor is making it illegal to do that,” Lewis complained. “We have to find a way to balance it out. You can’t talk about crime and talk about dangers and violent crime, while making it easier access to get these guns.”
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:
Atlanta Police released surveillance video showing 51-year-old security guard’s final moments when he was shot in the back of the head at close range and then robbed, in broad daylight, near the Wings & Seafood on Cleveland Avenue. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/v10q0mugUd
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