Suspect in deadly shooting that led to SWAT situation in South Fulton identified

A man who police say shot and killed another man before engaging in a standoff with SWAT Thursday evening in South Fulton remains at-large.

Officials say their search began after the body of a man was found shot multiple times outside a home on the 6100 block of Lamp Post Place around 6 p.m. Thursday. 

Initially, South Fulton Police say they called in the South Metro SWAT team to a home in the Buffington Park subdivision because officers believed the person responsible for a deadly shooting may have been inside the home holding hostages.

After several hours, police say they believe that person slipped out and fled the area before officers arrived.

Rodney Jarrell (South Fulton Police Department)

Friday, investigators identified the suspect as 31-year-old Rodney Jarrell.

Police say Jarrell remains on the run and should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall with a weight of 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

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The SWAT team and police surround the Buffington Park subdivision in South Fulton for a possible hostage situation following a deadly shooting on July 13, 2023. (FOX 5)

The name of the victim has also been released. The family has identified him as 28-year-old Quentavious Gooden, a husband and father of two.

 Quentavious Gooden

The entire subdivision was blocked off as well as a portion of Buffington Road for about five hours.

Officials are asking anyone with information about the shooting or the possible gunman to contact the South Fulton Police Department.

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