The suspect in an Atlanta shooting that left one person dead and at least four others injured is a former Coast Guardsman, the agency said in a statement Wednesday.
According to the Coast Guard, Deion Patterson “entered the Coast Guard in July 2018 and last served as an Electrician’s Mate Second Class. He was discharged from active duty in January 2023.”
The Coast Guard said it is working closely with the Atlanta Police Department and other authorities in the investigation of the shooting.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families,” the statement read.