Public Safety Briefs: Murder suspect arrested; I-85 bridge fire; car break-ins at BeltLine apartments

An arrest has been made in the Sept. 8, 2019 homicide of Diquon Fletcher, who was killed in a drive-by shooting on Boulevard. Investigators were able to identify Caprie Anthony Paige, 24, as a suspect in this case and secure a warrant for his arrest for murder. Paige was located by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce in San Francisco and taken into custody. He is awaiting extradition to Atlanta. During the September incident, witnesses said a Jeep Cherokee occupied by a suspect in a white mask, drove up to the location and began shooting at Fletcher, 38. Witnesses further stated this incident appeared to be the result of an ongoing dispute between the victim and another group of individuals.

A trash fire underneath the Buford Spring Connector bridge at I-85 this afternoon snarled traffic and brought back memories of the 2017  fire that collapsed the interstate. According to the AJC, this was the second trash fire reported under the bridge in a week, possibly caused by homeless people camping under the structure. The Georgia Department of Transportation inspected the bridge and found no damage.

The Edge apartment complex on the Atlanta BeltLine has pledged to beef up security after 76 cars were broken into and vandalized earlier this week. According to WSB, thieves smashed windows and took valuable overnight Jan. 20 in the parking garage of the luxury complex that straddles the Eastside Trail in Old Fourth Ward.  The building’s owner, The Connor Group, said it would be adding security cameras, an additional security officer and increased patrols by Atlanta Police. Car break-ins for Zone 6 have increased 36% over the last month.

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