Victim 'fighting so hard to live' as police arrest teen suspect

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Atlanta Police arrested and charged a teenager Friday in connection with a weekend shooting near the Capital City Club.

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Friday afternoon, police announced the arrest of 17-year-old Jayden Myrick on 3 counts of aggravated assault, 1 count of aggravated battery, and 1 count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

FOX 5’s Morse Diggs who broke the story of the arrest on FOX 5 News at Noon reports investigators have identified and are searching for the suspected driver.

 

Atlanta Police were called to the intersection of West Brookhaven Drive and Capital City Lane early Sunday morning in response to a man being shot. 

When they got there, officers found three people with the shooting victim who told them they were leaving a wedding reception at the Capital City Club and waiting for an Uber when they were robbed

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Atlanta police said the four were watched by two men in a white car. One of them got out and pulled a gun on the group. They all gave up their cell phones and other valuables, including wallets.

The robber started walking back toward the getaway car, but one of the victims started to follow and that action sparked violence, according to police. The gunman turned and fired a shot, hitting the man.
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Medics rushed the shooting victim to Piedmont Hospital where doctors have treated him since then. 
Investigators believe the shooting victim may have tried to reason with the gunman to make a request to get his license back.

Atlanta Police will discuss the arrest at a 3:30 p.m. news conference at Atlanta Police Headquarters.

In a statement released Thursday, a Washington, D.C. events planning company identified the victim as one of their General Manager and Part-Owner, Christian Broder.

In the statement, Georgetown Events President Bo Blair wrote:

"The Georgetown Events family is devastated by the heartless and cowardly act of violence against our beloved friend, partner, and colleague, Christian. He is the loving father of 9-month-old Frances, the husband of my wife's sister Molly and the son of the wonderful Broder family of Atlanta. He is in critical condition in intensive care fighting so hard to live. The staff at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta has worked around the clock since Sunday performing one miraculous surgery after another to keep Christian alive. Please pray for him."

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