A man was recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital Monday after being shot in the back overnight in northwest Atlanta, police said.
Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said the victim, whose name has not been released, told officers that he had been looking through garbage for scrap cans around 1:30 a.m. Monday when he got into an argument with someone in the 800 block of Spencer Street.
“As he walked away, he advises he was shot,” he said. The man was taken to Grady in stable condition.
Investigators found shell casings at the front door of the house where the man said he was shot, and could hear movement inside, but “no one would come to the door after extended knocking,” Lyon said.
“SWAT was called to the scene, however, the three suspects inside the home decided to surrender and were safely taken into custody,” he said.
Norwenzo Farrie, 29, was charged with aggravated assault.
Farrie, 38-year-old Andre Batiste and 29-year-old Amber Crawford, were also charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found marijuana inside the home, Lyon said.