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Atlanta police make arrest in water after fleeing murder suspect jumps in lake

A homicide suspect is headed to jail after police shut down his swimming escape within the Tatum Lake. 

On August 25, Atlanta law enforcement officials say they observed a Dodge Charger on the street that had been confirmed as stolen within the metropolis the day prior.

The motive force had evaded arrest with a number of officers on Martin Luther King Blvd., however the Atlanta Police Division’s Aviation Unit was nonetheless on his path.

In some unspecified time in the future, police say the person obtained out of the automobile and bumped into the woods alongside Tatum Lake. As officers continued to pursue him, he jumped into the water the place they adopted and made the arrest.

“It’s not usually that we see law enforcement officials swim after a fleeing suspect, however relating to APD officers, unhealthy guys are on discover that the water escape gained’t save them,” the Metropolis of Atlanta Police Division posted on Fb on Thursday, Sept. 1. 

The suspect was later recognized as 21-year-old Jetarvius Q. Thompson. Police say Thompson was needed in connection to a 2017 homicide out of Atlanta.

Thompson was moreover charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, obstruction, theft by receiving stolen automobile, driving whereas unlicensed and possession of instruments for the fee of against the law.

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