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.
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:
- 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.
SSPD Case Number: 2021-003614
Media Contact: Sgt. S. Ortega