Suspected gang member arrested after hiding in a bush
A man who Atlanta police said is a “documented gang member” is behind bars after he was found hiding in a bush near a home.
Officers found Tyreke Mikel Bookings, who was wanted, in a residential area on Meador Avenue, just a couple blocks away from South Bend Park on Aug. 15.
Body camera video shows one of the responding officers spotted Bookings and chased after him, eventually finding him behind a bush. The officer appears to pull out a stun gun before Bookings is seen throwing his hands in the air and is detained shortly after.
Police said a firearm was found hidden inside a grill. Atlanta police said they believe Bookings tried to discard the gun while running away.
Bookings — who police said has an extensive arrest record that includes aggravated assault, vehicle larceny, financial card theft and obstruction — was arrested on outstanding warrants relating to vehicle break-ins. He was taken to Fulton County jail.