ATLANTA - Atlanta Police are searching for a man accused of attacking a woman in Northwest Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a connected "use of force" incident involving an off-duty police officer shooting at the suspect.
Kennon Browning, 34, is wanted for aggravated assault, kidnapping, hijacking a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and aggravated stalking, according to police.
An off-duty sheriff's deputy fired a shot at Browning, who is suspected of attacking a woman in northwest Atlanta Thursday morning, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The deputy involved works for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.
The GBI said that the incident began as a domestic situation around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Joseph E. Lowery and Joseph E. Boone boulevards. Atlanta Police said the female victim was in a vehicle with her boyfriend when they began fighting. The woman got out of the vehicle, then flagged down another driver to get away the scene. Her boyfriend followed the other car, according to police.
She ended up near the corner of Joseph E Boone Blvd. and Northside Drive. Soon after, an off-duty Fulton County deputy came into contact with the man involved in the domestic dispute and told the man to drop his weapon. The GBI said the deputy fired a shot when the suspect didn't obey.
Surveillance video at the nearby Super Food Mart showed what appears to be the man involved. In the video, you see the car, a Nissan with North Carolina tags, the same one agents were seen processing and the same one they towed away.
The video showed the car pulling up and a man getting out. He walked into the store. While inside, a deputy pulled up behind the car, sat and waited.
The man may have noticed the deputy. He walked out talking on his cellphone and away from the car. Then a second man walked out in the direction of the bus stop. The deputy approaches that man and not the first man.
The woman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with a head injury resulting from the dispute.
At this time investigators are attempting to locate Mr. Browning and are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.