As we reported early this morning, a man — who's since been identified as Charles Boyer — was shot and killed during an attempted robbery last night on Virginia Avenue between Kanuga Street and Ponce De Leon Place/Park Drive NE.
Here's the APD's narrative of the incident:
On November 22, 2010 at approximately 2150 hours, Zone Six Patrol units notified Homicide units of a person shot [in the 600 block of Virginia Ave NE]. The victim, Charles Boyer, was located outside in front of [an apartment building in the 600 block of Virginia Ave NE]. Grady EMS and AFD arrived on scene and relayed to patrol units that the victim had no vitals. Homicide units arrived to investigate the incident. Zone Six CID units conducted a canvass of the area for potential witnesses. During the canvass, a second victim, Lisa McGraw, was located in [an apartment]. According to Ms. McGraw the couple went out for drinks, stopped by a nearby convenience store, and drove to [the 600 block] of Virginia Ave NE, where she resides. Shortly after exiting Mr. Boyer's vehicle, Ms. McGraw stated that she felt a gun on her head. The males requested that she give up her apartment keys and walk to her apartment. As they approached Ms. McGraw's apartment, Mr. Boyer's ran from the perpetrators. Ms. McGraw stated that she ran in the opposite direction and jumped over a neighbor's balcony seeking help. Ms. McGraw stated she heard several gunshots as she ran away.
According to witnesses, two to three males with masks were seen leaving the crime scene in a dark colored sports utility vehicle. The motive appears to be robbery.
APD Public Affairs Manger Carlos Campos says the agency will conduct a "comprehensive canvas" of the neighborhood at 7 tonight, so several units — including the local zone, discretionary teams, motors and Red Dog — can spread out through Virginia-Highland and Midtown to develop leads.
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