Atlanta: Community canvass regarding homicide of Joshua Watson

Atlanta: Community canvass regarding homicide of Joshua Watson

The Homicide Unit is conducting a Tactical Community Canvass regarding the homicide of 18 year-old Joshua Watson which occurred at 2869 Lakewood Ave. SW on 12/24/2012. Mr. Watson was found shot to death in the parking lot of the location just before midnight on 12/24/2012.

The canvass will be performed on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM. The field briefing and canvass coordination will take place at 2869 Lakewood Ave. SW (The Family Dollar Store parking lot). The following units will participate in the canvass: Zone 3 FIT/CID, Gangs Unit, C.O.P. S. Unit, Crime Stoppers Unit, Motors Unit, Mounted Patrol and Homicide Unit. (Media has been advised that Community leaders and members will also be participating in this canvass.) Please plan to arrive on time so that we can take full advantage of the daylight hours.

As you know, these Tactical Community Canvasses have had a significant impact on helping to develop information in past homicide cases. Since the first canvass in January, 2011, 16 perpetrators have been arrested in these very difficult cases.

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