Who was Andrew Worrell?
Andrew Worrell was the father of three. He was out jogging on Saturday morning in Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhood, Buckhead, was shot twice by a ‘mentally ill’ man who police say also opened fire on two other people and mowed down a neighbor with his car.
How Old was Andrew Worrell?
He was 41 years old.
Who is Andrew Worrell Suspect and is she Arrested?
Atlanta police arrested and charged 22-year-old Gaelen Newsom with attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime in connection with the weekend crime spree.
The first shooting was in the 1200 block of West Wesley Road in Buckhead, Atlanta’s richest section, which has been making a push to form its own police force and secede from the rest of the city amid skyrocketing crime rates.
Data analysis shows that Buckhead’s population accounts for 20 per cent of Atlanta’s population, but more than 40 per cent of the city’s assessed property value.
Anne Worrell said her husband, 41-year-old Andrew Worrell, was out for his regular 3-mile morning run when she got a call at 8.40am from a stranger saying her spouse had been shot.
In a Facebook post from Saturday afternoon, Anne revealed that her husband was about a mile into his run when a car approached him.
‘He thought they may be asking for directions so he stopped,’ recounted the wife. ‘The very tinted window rolled down and the guy pointed a gun at him and shot him, hit him in the upper thigh.
‘Andrew turned to run and the guy shot him again, this one entering his left hip, hitting his ball and socket before traveling horizontally through this lower abdomen and lodging itself in his right hip area.
Andrew Worrell Shot
‘The guy shot again but missed him as Andrew dove behind a tree. The guy fled. Andrew called 911 and flagged down a couple wonderful people who called me and took off their shirt and tried to stop the bleeding. They stayed with him until police, fire and paramedics arrived.’
First responders found Andrew suffering from gunshot wounds to his leg and hip. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery and remained hospitalized as of Sunday night.
His wife wrote in a Facebook update on Sunday that her husband was on IV antibiotics to avoid getting an infection from the bullets. She said he could be discharged as early as Monday.
Andrew Worrell Death
Meanwhile, as Andrew Worrell was being taken to the hospital on Saturday morning, police received calls that two more joggers in the area had been targeted by gunfire, though neither was hit, Deputy Atlanta Police Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told news outlets. Witnesses said the shots came from a passing silver sedan.
Police found a Kia Forte that matched that description about three hours later, at 11.30 am, when the car’s driver ran into a man taking out the trash at the Collier Ridge Apartments complex at 1714 Noble Creek Drive.