Atlanta police are investigating the senseless murder of Adair Freeman (inset), who was gunned down outside his father’s recording studio early Saturday morning.
Police say someone shot the 19-year-old twice in the chest around 1:50 a.m. Saturday outside Hot Beats Recording studio as he made a run to the Shell station next door for a bag of ice.
The studio, located north of 14th St. at 1200 Spring St. NW, is owned by Russell Freeman, a well-known and respected businessman in the community (pictured above with recording artist T.I.).
Celebs such as Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Nelly, Bow Wow, Matchbox 20 and India Irie have all recorded tracks at Hot Beats.
Witnesses reported hearing four gunshots but no one saw the shooting. Freeman’s friends described him as quiet, friendly and easy to smile. According to WSBradio.com, several of Freeman’s friends got into a shouting match with cops at the scene of the shooting when they tried to cross the crime scene yellow tape to see what happened.
Police suspect Freeman may have been the victim of a random robbery attempt. They are asking nearby businesses for surveillance tapes in hopes of identifying the gunman.
Sign the Memorial guestbook for Adair Freeman (View).
The group Atlantans Together Against Crime and Cutbacks (ATACC), will hold a rally in Little 5 Points today (1/26) at 5 p.m. to build awareness to the growing threat of violent crime in our city.