PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
For Immediate Release
SANDY SPRINGS, GA (February 10, 2021) – The Sandy Springs Police Department with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has made an arrest following a Home Invasion & Homicide investigation that took place on December 14, 2020.
On December 14, 2020, Sandy Springs Police Officers responded to an apartment within 5555 Roswell Road regarding a Home Invasion which had just occurred. Once Officers arrived, they located the victim (apartment resident) running away in the parking lot. The victim had been severely beaten and directed Officers to his apartment where one of the suspects had accidentally shot himself while pistol-whipping him.
Sandy Springs Police Detectives learned this victim had been targeted after agreeing to meet with a person he met on a dating app. Two suspects arrived at the victim’s apartment and forced their way inside by beating him with a firearm. As the suspect pistol-whipped the victim with a weapon, that firearm accidentally discharged one round, causing a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the suspect, resulting in his immediate death. The second suspect fled the scene and remained at large until his arrest yesterday in Crawford County by the USMS.
The suspect, 20 year old Ishmael Levi Khan from Fort Valley, GA has been charged with the following:
- Home Invasion, 1st degree
- Aggravated Battery
- Aggravated Assault
- Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
- Felony Murder
The deceased suspect was identified as Ishmael’s brother, 22 year old Najahan Khan, also from Fort Valley, GA.
Mr. Ishmael Khan has been turned over to the Fulton County Jail on the above charges and is awaiting prosecution.
SSPD Case Number: 2020-012867
Media Contact: Sgt. S. Ortega