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Man charged in March murder of man found shot in the head in suspect's vehicle

Atlanta police have charged a man in the murder of another man who was found shot inside a vehicle in March, officials said.
Atlanta police have charged a man in the murder of another man who was found shot inside a vehicle in March, officials said.Stock Photo

A 24-year-old man was found shot to death inside a vehicle earlier this year in northwest Atlanta. And police on Thursday said they have arrested the man they believe killed him.

Charles Perry Cochran, 22, was arrested Thursday in the shooting of Quantavious Morrison, according to Atlanta police. But it’s still unclear what motivated the murder. It was also unclear what kind of relationship, if any, existed between the victim and the suspect.

Cochran was arrested and transported to the Fulton County jail where he remained on several charges including: felony murder; three counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit murder; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and simple battery-family violence, according to booking records. Police have not released any details on where the man was arrested.

Investigators said the deadly shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. on March 11 at an apartment complex at 2500 Center St. Officers responded to the location after getting a report of a person shot, police said.

The first responding officer found the man dead of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the police report. Morrison was still sitting in the passenger seat of a 2008 white Dodge Avenger when he was found, the report showed. That same report showed the Dodge belonged to the suspect.

Witnesses told police that several vehicles in the parking lot were damaged by gunfire during the incident. But there was no report of anyone else being injured in the shooting.

So far, police have not released the details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting and it’s unclear if a murder weapon was found.