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Man arrested in death of victim found in car with gunshot wound to the head

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A 23-year-old man was shot in the head and left to die in the passenger seat of a vehicle earlier this year in northwest Atlanta. And police on Monday said they have arrested his killer.

Terry Cochran, 24, was charged with murder, three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Atlanta police.

Still, so far police have not released a motive for the murder or the details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting that happened on March 11 on Center Street.

Investigators said Cochran allegedly shot and killed Quatavious Lee Morrison in the head with an automatic weapon.

Shortly before 1 a.m. that day, officers got a 911 call about a person shot and responded to the 2500 block of Center Street to find Morrison already dead in the passenger seat of a white 2008 Dodge Avenger, according to a media report. Several other vehicles in the parking lot were damaged by gunfire, police said.

It’s unclear if Morrison was the target of the shooting. It's also unclear if police found the murder weapon. Investigators also have not released any details on how they linked Cochran to the crime.

Officers obtained warrants for Cochran's arrest on March 24, but they weren't able to locate the suspect until Friday, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.



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