Decatur police release sketch of armed carjacking suspect

Decatur police have released a sketch of a suspect in an attempted armed carjacking earlier in January.

According to police, the suspect tried to carjack a vehicle on the 800 block of Derrydown Way at around 8:53 the night of Jan. 4.

When the car didn't start, the suspect fled, possibly running toward the Avondale MARTA Station, police said.

The suspect is described as being in his mid-teens to early 20s with a slender build. He's approximately 6 feet tall.

He was last seen wearing a gray Under Armour sweatshirt, dark pants, and tennis shoes. He was carrying a black semi-automatic handgun.

If you have any evidence that can help identify the suspect, please call Inv. Robert Lindsey at 678-553-6628 or call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta anonymously at 404-577-8477.