Arrest made in Buckhead shooting as police keep suspect identity under wraps

Atlanta, Georgia – A recent development in the Buckhead shooting case has left family members of the victims with more questions than answers. Following the tragic incident in May that claimed the lives of two individuals and left others injured, an arrest was reportedly made on Wednesday night, but authorities have yet to release the name of the person taken into custody.

The shooting, which occurred on Mother’s Day, saw a single shooter open fire at a club in Buckhead, resulting in the death of 21-year-old Mari Creighton, an Albany State University volleyball player, and 20-year-old Nakyris M. Ridley. Four others were injured in the incident, with police indicating that one of the deceased was the intended target without specifying which one.

In response to the tragedy, Creighton’s family has filed a lawsuit against the club, alleging that negligence on the part of the establishment led to her untimely death. The suit claims that the club allowed an armed individual to enter and remain on the premises, leading to a confrontation that resulted in the fatal shooting.

The city of Atlanta has taken legal action as well, filing a complaint against the club and seeking a temporary restraining order to declare it a public nuisance. The city aims to protect the public’s health and safety by preventing alcohol sales on the property in question.

Despite the legal challenges faced by the club, it has claimed that it is being unfairly targeted on racial grounds. In light of recent events, the club’s stance on the matter has come under scrutiny as investigations into the shooting continue.

An examination of the club’s history revealed that over a thousand off-duty Atlanta Police officers had worked security at the venue in the past year. While only a few calls for service were related to violent crimes, including the recent shooting and a stabbing incident, the overall nature of the calls varied from noise complaints to thefts.

As the investigation unfolds and legal proceedings progress, the community awaits further updates on the Buckhead shooting case. The impact of this tragic event continues to resonate, underscoring the need for accountability and justice for the victims and their families.