Arrest in deadly shooting of off-duty security guard at Midtown Atlanta garage

A man is in custody charged with the murder of an off-duty security guard in a Midtown Atlanta parking garage earlier this year.

Marion'Taye Holloman faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a person under 18, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The deadly shooting happened at Third and Spring streets during the early morning hours of August 28. Investigators say the security guard had tried to stop two people attempting to break into vehicles inside the garage.

As the two fled in a car, police say they started shooting, hitting the security guard at least once. He succumbed to his injuries.

The family of the security guard, who police say was an innocent bystander, identified him as 33-year-old Shadarrian Jacobs.

Marion’Taye Holloman

Marion’Taye Holloman (Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

FOX 5’s Rob DiRienzo broke the news of the arrest to Jacobs’ family.

"I finally get some justice for my son," said Velma Jacobs in an exclusive interview. "Thank you, Jesus."

Jacobs said the age of the suspect angered her. 

"It’s ridiculous," she said. "These are children out here doing unbelievable things to other people. Innocent people"

Vera Jacobs, his grandmother, said she feels more at peace now.

"Such a relief it is. I can let some of it go now," she said. "That day has been buried in my mind for the longest. The longest."

While Velma thinks her son’s killer should be locked up for life, she said she also feels pain for his family.

"I don’t wish no bad on that family," she said. "Because they’re going to hurt like I’m hurting. Because they lost somebody, and I lost somebody."

Holloman was booked into the Fulton County Jail on Sunday, where he was being held without bond.