Public Safety Darlington

Published on December 23rd, 2015 |

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Police respond to 438 calls from Darlington apartments in 6 months

Atlanta Police Zone 2 officers have been kept busy during the past six months responding to 911 calls from The Darlington apartments, at 2025 Peachtree Road. They recorded 438 calls to The Darlington between June 1 and Dec. 17.

Police reports show that of the 438 in the past six months, 14 were for shots fired, which was the case Dec. 14 when resident Natasha Smith lost part of her middle finger when she was struck inside her apartment by a bullet that passed through the door or wall at about 2:45 a.m.

According to the police incident report, Donald Davis, 23, who lives in the apartment next to Smith, and resident Monzell Johnson, 23, who lives in the apartment across the hall, were detained by police after the Dec. 14 shooting and their apartments were searched.

Perdita Harris, the security guard who was on duty Dec. 14 at The Darlington, saw Davis and a woman walk through the lobby arguing, according to the police report. They reportedly got into the elevator and, a few minutes later, Harris heard gunshots and called 911.

The police report indicates that another resident, who lives in the building but was not identified, reported that gunfire was exchanged between two apartments on the seventh floor. Police found spent rifle shell casings on the floor in the hall, the police report states.

Smith told police that she, her boyfriend and her son were in the main room of the apartment when she heard gun shots. She was hit by a bullet that came through either the wall or the door.

The bullet hit her in the middle finger of her right hand, according to the police report. When the shooting stopped, she, her boyfriend and her son walked across the street to Piedmont Hospital for treatment, the report states.

(For a more complete story by the Buckhead Reporter, click here.)

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