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Man charged after random road shootings in Atlanta to appear in court

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Mikael Callaway (Source: APD) Mikael Callaway (Source: APD)

A man charged in connection with random road shootings in Atlanta is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

Two people were hospitalized after being shot several times during the attacks that happened on February 22.

The first shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. on I-20. Police say a man was driving down the highway near H.E. Holmes Drive when a vehicle pulled up next to him and began firing. The man was shot several times and taken to Grady Hospital where he was last listed in stable condition.

About two hours later, another man says he was driving down Fulton Street in southwest Atlanta when a vehicle pulled up and shots were fired. The man was struck in the neck, losing control of his vehicle and overturning. He is currently in stable condition at Grady Hospital.

On Thursday afternoon, Georgia State Patrol said they were called to a home off Constitution Road in Atlanta around 4:30 p.m. to assist the Atlanta Police Department with what was described as a stolen SUV.

When police attempted a traffic stop, the male driver, later identified as 24 year-old Mikeal Callaway, fled in the SUV while a female passenger fled on foot. Both Callaway and the woman were eventually caught and taken into custody.

The GSP spokesperson says Callaway was charged with attempting to flee and elude, reckless driving and speeding (100 mph in a 35 mph zone), adding that all other charges are being handled by the Atlanta Police Department.

Meanwhile, Atlanta police say a handgun was recovered from the SUV, which had been painted black, and is being processed.

Callaway is charged with aggravated assault; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; burglary smash and grab; criminal damage to property; theft by taking; and first-degree burglary.

Atlanta police say in addition to the road shootings, Callaway was also charged in connection with a burglary that occurred in the 300 block of Auburn Avenue on Feb. 20.

Callaway made his first court appearance Friday night in DeKalb County, where a DeKalb County judge also charged him with murder; three counts of aggravated assault; reckless driving; fleeing and attempting to elude; and speeding. 

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