According to a report from the Atlanta Police Department, on Tuesday, officers were capturing an area where a deadly fire occurred when they detected the suspect in the city’s Old Fourth Ward.
Stephen Willard told CNN that he was riding a bike home when he noticed the police chase.
“I’m driving home from work … And the next thing I see is APD officers running towards me,” said Willard. Said. “The next thing I know of one of the officers is waving his arms and lowering me down and saying,” Hey, mom, let me borrow n the bike. ”
Willard got off his bike and handed it over to the police.
The Bodycam video posted online by the police catches the officer pedaling from BeltLine and busy city streets while keeping the suspect visible. Voice is making updates about the suspect’s location.
A few minutes later, the cycling officer heads to Ponce City Market, a mixed-use development. Another officer is already detaining the suspect.
“We caught him, we caught him, we caught him.”
Meanwhile, Willard called the area and informed the police where he was waiting. After 30 to 40 minutes, the officer returned with his bike.
“I was really excited to catch that guy and thanked me a bit,” said Willard. Said. “I said, you appreciate it, although the sounds condemn you loudly, you appreciate it.”
Willard and the officer parted ways.
“It was great and made me feel good and everything worked very well,” said Willard. Said. “They caught the suspect, and I took my bike back in one piece.”
According to the police, 21-year-old Nicholas Fonsaca from Atlanta was arrested and charged with heavy murder. Police said on Sunday that a 37-year-old man was charged with fiery death.
Fonsaca is being held in Fulton County Prison, and the police told CNN that he did not know if he had a lawyer at the moment.
“We are proud of what our investigators have done in this case, and we are proud of our officers’ efforts to track and capture this dangerous suspect,” the Atlanta Police said in a statement. Said.
“We are also grateful for the cyclist lending us his bike. With the help of the community, we can make Atlanta City safer.”