Suspect identified after Uber driver, woman shot

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Police have identified and are searching for a gunman after Uber driver and another woman were shot in northwest Atlanta early Friday morning. A female passenger in the Uber driver's car was also injured from broken glass.

30-year-old Tavoris Ferrell has been identified as the suspect in the case, and police are asking for help in locating him. Police say Ferrell goes by the nickname "Money."

Ferrell is considered armed and dangerous.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Friday, officers received a call regarding a shooting on Joseph E Boone Boulevard and Chappell Road. Officers went to the location but ended up at the corner of Joseph E Boone Boulevard and Hamilton Holmes, where an Uber driver in a black Passat had been shot. 


The Uber driver was shot in the abdomen and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical, but stable, condition. According to investigators, bullets went through the passenger side of the vehicle. 

A female passenger was in the Uber driver's vehicle during the shooting and suffered injuries from the broken glass. No word yet on her condition. 

Police believe this is connected to an earlier shooting on Oakmont Drive, about a mile away.

It all started at a store on Joseph E Boone Boulevard, where a man and woman were seen leaving together in a vehicle, according to police. Officers responded to a car accident call on Oakmont Drive, where the woman was found shot in the face. She was also taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. 


Police believe the shooter was the man at the store, and think when he got out of the vehicle on Oakmont drive, the Uber driver happened to pass by. Police think that's when the suspect opened fire, striking the Uber driver.

Investigators said the gunman also opened fire on another vehicle, but no one was hurt.


Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers.  Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.