Police search for ‘person of interest’ in killing of Atlanta valet who interrupted car break-in

Police search for person of interest in death of Atlanta valet who interrupted car break-ins
Published: Sep. 3, 2023 at 7:48 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2023 at 12:12 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A parking valet was shot and killed early Sunday morning as he interrupted a car break-in in Buckhead, according to police.

The 25-year-old man, identified as Harrison Olvey by the Fulton County Medical Examiner, was shot by one of the suspects around 1:40 a.m., police said. It happened in a parking garage adjacent to the nightclub Tongue & Groove off Piedmont Road in the Lindbergh Drive area. Paramedics rushed Olvey to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Police are looking for a “person of interest” in the case. Police said he might be driving what they believe to be a newer model Kia K5 with tinted windows.

The man is to be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Atlanta police are searching for a person of interest related to the death of a valet who...
Atlanta police are searching for a person of interest related to the death of a valet who interrupted car break-ins.(Atlanta Police Department)

The incident is one of several deadly shootings so far this Labor Day weekend.

“The past four cases we’ve had seem to be isolated to acquaintances [whose] conflict resolution could have picked another means to an end to end their discussion rather than with violence,” Atlanta police Lieutenant Germain Dearlove said.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage to find out exactly what happened. Officials ask anyone with information about the shooting or person of interest to submit a tip by calling Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (8477), texting to CRIMES (274637) or submitting an online tip here.

You can also call Homicide Detective A. Hogan at (404) 548-2273.