Police Hunting for Killer of Tucker Business Man

Surveillance video released of possible carjacking, homicide suspect.

Police have recovered a stolen SUV belonging to Terry Porter, a Tucker business man who was shot and killed outside his southwest Atlanta home. 

Porter, 39, was found dead around 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, on the front lawn of his house near the intersection of Gordon Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, according to the AJC. Neighbors reported hearing gunfire around 2:30 a.m.

His pockets had been turned inside out and his 2006 Range Rover and cell phone were missing, police said. Investigators assume the motive was robbery. The car was later found at an apartment complex in Midtown. 

About 40 people gathered Wednesday evening in the spot where Porter was slain. "This is some serious, serious stuff and it has to stop," Porter's brother Levi Bias said. Atlanta City Council member Michael Julian Bond also attended. "If we are not free to come out of our own doors and get in our own vehicles and go about our own lives then none of us our free," Bond said.

Surveillance video of a man at a convenience store has been released by Atlanta police. The unidentified man was seen driving Porter's stolen car, and homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying him.

Porter was the owner of The Gardens of Magnolia Trails, an assisted living facility on Idlewood Road in Tucker.

Call 404-546-5417 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS if you have any information on this case. A $2,000 reward is being offered leading to an arrest.


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