Police are still searching for a suspect that killed a 38-year-old man and wounded the man’s boyfriend in the Buckhead area of Atlanta in the early morning hours after Halloween night.
The man killed had been an employee at popular gay-owned restaurant Las Margaritas.
According to police, Adalberto Narvaez-Pozoz and Tomas Garcia Carrillo were exiting through the gate of the Allure at Brookwood apartments around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 when the suspect attempted to enter it. After requesting access in, the suspect began shooting at the couple.
Narvaez-Pozoz, 38, was pronounced dead on the scene. Carrillo, 27, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s and around 6 feet tall.
Atlanta police told online magazine Project Q Atlanta that the shooting didn't appear to be motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.
“We engaged our LGBT liaison to assist in the investigation and follow-ups with the surviving victim,” said Carlos Campos, public affairs director for Atlanta police. “Nothing points right now to bias being a factor in the crime. We continue to investigate the crime to determine a motive.”
Friends of Narvaez-Pozoz held a memorial service for him in Chamblee on Nov. 8. They also created a Go Fund Me campaign to help with expenses for the service and for Carrillo’s medical expenses. About $9,500 was raised as of Monday afternoon with a goal of $15,000.