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Suspect arrested after ‘barbaric’ killing of security guard who was shot from behind, then robbed while body was face-down on sidewalk

Police in Atlanta on Thursday said they arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of a security guard who was shot from behind in broad daylight earlier this week and then robbed while his body was face-down on a sidewalk. The killing was caught on surveillance video

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Stanley Henderson, 31, has been charged with felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, Atlanta Police Homicide Commander Ralph Woolfolk told WXIA-TV.

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Henderson has 12 prior arrests on his record, police told TheBlaze. Those arrests resulted in charges that include battery and aggravated assault, WXIA reported.

What’s the background?

The security guard — 51-year-old Anthony Frazier — was fatally shot after exiting his SUV around 7 p.m. Monday outside the American Wings and Seafood restaurant on Cleveland Avenue, WSB-TV reported.

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Video shows the suspected shooter going through the victim’s pockets and then walking away.

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After the shooter departed the scene, a man who was sitting on a nearby curb walked past Frazier’s body, shaking his head. Minutes later, three other people are seen walking up to Frazier’s body; at least one of them also appears to go through his pockets. Frazier’s wallet, phone, and gun were stolen, WGCL-TV reported.

Here’s the surveillance video:


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What led to the suspect’s arrest?

Woolfolk told WXIA that surveillance video released to the public was “extremely instrumental” in generating tips that led to Henderson. He said officers, after a foot chase Wednesday, found the suspect in an “urban encampment,” where they believe he had been living, the station reported.

Image source: WXIA-TV video screenshot

Woolfolk called Frazier’s killing “barbaric,” WXIA noted.

“This is a man, a husband and a father, he showed up to work in a second job to earn some money for his family. He exits his car, and this individual walks up behind him, and he shoots him,” Woolfolk added, according to the station. “That video was extremely violent, concerning to us all when we saw it.”

He also told WXIA that police are looking for the other individuals who appeared to steal from Frazier after the shooting and said they could face charges such as tampering with evidence and theft by taking.

“If you think we’re closing the book on the murder because we got the guy who pulled the trigger, you’re absolutely wrong,” Woolfolk noted to the station.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)