Reward to find southeast Atlanta murder suspect increases, new police sketch released

Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers


  • Georgia Bureau of Investigations

Public safety officials are upping the reward to help find the suspect that the Atlanta Police Department says is responsible for a recent murder and two robberies in southeast Atlanta. The APD’s search for the suspect has yielded few leads in the weeks following the crimes, which have raised concerns throughout the community.

Crime Stoppers has started an online fundraiser aimed at raising an additional $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the culprit. The latest effort follows a $25,000 cash reward from the Atlanta Police and a $500 donation from the Grant Park Neighborhood Association.

In addition, APD has released a second sketch by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation of the likely suspect. As previously reported, witnesses described the Kirkwood robber as an African-American male between the ages of 16 and 18, 5’8” to 5’10” in height, with a thin build, and little to no facial hair. As the new sketch shows, he was also wearing a “dark-colored” hat with a red Polo logo, a blue and red checkered shirt, khaki shorts, and white high-top shoes.

APD Sgt. Greg Lyon says investigators have linked the suspect to the robberies and the murder of East Atlanta resident Patrick Cotrona.

Anyone with information pertaining to the recent string of crimes can anonymously contact Crime Stoppers’ tip line by calling 404-577-TIPS (8477), sending a message online, or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).