ATLANTA - Investigators said they have arrested the man they believe shot and killed a woman on Peachtree Street early Monday morning.
Atlanta police during a press conference Tuesday afternoon said Raylon Browning, 39, of Roswell, was stopped by Cobb County police late Monday evening for running a traffic light. Investigators said he was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant out of Fulton County for an aggravated assault which happened on 1180 West Peachtree Street on April 2.
Atlanta investigators said Cobb County authorities noticed that Browning match the man in a video released by police late Monday night. Investigators said he was even wearing the same shorts and tennis shoes.
Browning is accused by police of shooting and killing 40-year-old Trinh Huynh while she was walking to work in the 900 block of Peachtree Street NE around 7:40 a.m. Monday.
Those who knew Huynh said she was an amazing woman with a kind heart “Always has smile on face” and “had great character.”
“I was on my route coming down Peachtree and I heard the gunshots,” said Toney Booker.
Booker said moments later it was chaos.
“I look up and see the woman she just drops in the crosswalk bleeding. She's clutching her wound trying to keep pressure, and then she went unresponsive, So civilians run out to her and give her chest compression's to bring her back, while they're applying pressure,” said Booker.
Huynh was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where she later died.
Police believe Browning had been working on a building near the two incidents.
Browning was transferred to the Fulton County Jail.
The motive for the shooting remains unclear.