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SSPD Press Release- Homicide Investigation-ARREST 2021-003614

For Immediate Release

SANDY SPRINGS, GA (April 12, 2021) – The Sandy Springs Police Department has made an arrest following a homicide investigation of a 25 year old man.

Incident:

On April 10, 2021 just after 6:00 AM, Sandy Springs Police Officers conducting a residential check in the vicinity of Northridge Road and Colquitt Road heard multiple gunshots being fired in the area. As officers continued to investigate, they located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of 575 Northridge Road, Circa 400 apartments. Further, officers also located the suspect in a nearby breezeway and took him into custody without issue. Paramedics rushed the victim to nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.  

The victim has been identified as 27 year old Willie James Harris Jr. while the suspect was identified as 25 year old Adam Farrakhan Beasley. Detectives have learned the victim and suspect knew each other and had a dispute which ultimately resulted in the death of the victim.

Although the investigation is still ongoing, Sandy Springs Police Detectives have charged the suspect with the following:

  • Murder
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony

The suspect has been booked into the Fulton County Jail on the above charges and is awaiting prosecution.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sandy Springs Police Detective Delaney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 770-551-3313

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SSPD Case Number: 2021-003614  

Media Contact: Sgt. S. Ortega

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