East Atlanta, family remembers Patrick Cotrona; ‘there must be action’

‘Do not let this fall into the cracks’


  • Thomas Wheatley
  • Kate Cotrona Krumm, Patrick’s sister, urges crowd to hold city, courts accountable and demand action

Approximately 200 people gathered on Friday evening in East Atlanta to rally against crime and remember Patrick Cotrona, a well-liked neighborhood resident who was shot on May 25 while walking with two friends to the community’s bustling nightlife and retail strip and later died from his wound.

Family members, friends, civic and business leaders, and elected officials placed votive candles in paper bags decorated with messages to the 33-year-old video game programmer and the community. Some attendees donned yellow, a nod to the color of the game piece that Cotrona often picked when he played board games.