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Police release photos of suspect in Kroger shooting

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Police say they're searching for a man who fired a shot that hit a child on Wednesday afternoon outside a DeKalb County Kroger store. Police say they're searching for a man who fired a shot that hit a child on Wednesday afternoon outside a DeKalb County Kroger store.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

DeKalb County police have released photos of a man they believe is responsible for shooting a 2-year-old child outside of a Kroger store on Wednesday.  The search continues for the suspect, and investigators are asking for help from the public in finding him.  

At a news conference on Thursday morning, authorities said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.  Photos they released were taken from surveillance video from inside the store.

Chief Cedric Alexander said police are desperately looking for the man, who is about 6'0" tall with a slim build.  He's believed to be in his early 20s.  

Wednesday's shooting took place in the parking of the Kroger grocery store at Memorial Drive and N. Hairston in Stone Mountain.  Police said a Good Samaritan had confronted a man who had allegedly just robbed a pedestrian.

"A guy came up to another guy and just pulled off his chain and started running," said Shenequa Brammer, an eyewitness at the scene.

Brammer said the man lost sight of the alleged robber, but then saw him again in front of the supermarket.  A confrontation ensued and the alleged robber fired into the Good Samaritan's car, striking a 2-year-old child in the abdomen, according to police.

Witnesses said that the toddler was laid out on a check-out counter until the ambulance arrived.  The child was taken to Children's Healthcare at Egleston.  He is listed in stable condition and is doing well.

"There's nothing more precious than the life of a child," Chief Alexander said, adding that they would work day and night to find the suspect.

Alexander believes someone will recognize the suspect based on the photos.  

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call DeKalb County police immediately.

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