ATLANTA - Atlanta Police continue to look for the person they said shot a 70-year-old man seven times.
Investigators said Sylvester Stinson was leaving a party Saturday night on Ramsey Close when he was approached by an unidentified black man who demanded everything Stinson had, including his Cadillac.
“A struggle ensued which resulted in the victim being shot multiple times,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard with the Atlanta Police Department. “We believe he was shot seven times, one was clearly after the incident had occurred, bad guy returned to the scene to some degree and shot him an additional time.”
FOX 5’s Nathalie Pozo spoke to Stinson’s son-in-law over the phone who said he is in stable condition and doing as well as he can be.
Friends said Stinson is a deacon, grandfather and all around nice man.
“He has a grandson and a granddaughter, he enjoys playing with them,” said Betty Roberts. “We see them over there playing in the yard.”
Family said Stinson turns 71 next month. Residents in the neighborhood where police said the shooting took place are shocked.
“For him to do something like this to a 71-year-old man, there is something missing in his soul,” said retired U.S. Army veteran Michael Boiser, who lives just a few houses away from where the shooting took place.
Atlanta Police describe the man as 5’8 to 5’10 in height, brown skin and seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt and may have gotten away in a black charger.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers. 404.577.TIPS