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A little-talked about terror is gripping the streets of Atlanta. It is not talked about because the victims of this terror are the homeless community. In the past two weeks, two homeless black men have been murdered on the streets of Atlanta.

What ties the two murders together are the weapon and the type of bullet used. The first victim was Dorian Jenkins who was shot five times. Jenkins was sleeping on a downtown Atlanta street wrapped in blankets on Nov. 23.  The second victim was Tommy Mims, who was killed three days later and three miles away from the location of the first murder. Mims was also found wrapped in his blankets and was shot seven times underneath a bridge. Mims’ family and friends became concerned when he did not drop off his daily load of cans at a recycling center and failed to show up for a family holiday dinner.

Police believe the killings are related because in both cases the ammo was a distinctive .45 caliber round that has not been made since 2010. In addition, the gun used was either a Taurus “Judge” or a Smith & Wesson “Governor.” Both guns only have a capacity of 5 or 6 rounds, which means that whoever shot Mims, reloaded their weapon to shoot him.

The only description given of a suspect is someone dressed in dark clothes. The Atlanta Police Department has a special investigative team involved because of the nature of the community affected. They are relying on homeless men and woman to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious behavior.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • butterbeanbabe

    ITS time to get off the street why people start random killings like this ….. that is why its important for us to help with homeless people some are mentally ill some are without family support , some people are scared to let a homeless family member in .. just sad really sad ,

  • guest1

    The Homeless and Prostitutes are always targeted by serial killers this could have been going on for years before the police to have care enough to try and do something about it.

  • Shelly24711

    This is absolutely horrible! To choose a victim that is already so down on their luck already and then to so brutally murder them! It’s someone who figures they can so easily get away with it because so many in the homeless community do not have any family that they keep in regular contact with so there’s no one to miss them! So many of the homeless are people who at one point were either run aways, people like us, who all it took was one slip of a bad break and they lost everything, or there are SO many brave war veterans who came back from defending our country and fighting for our freedom only to find that they had lost everything! And now there is some sick, evil and twisted monster out there getting his jollies by killing these innocent homeless people who are not hurting anyone! I pray that law enforcement finds this evil monster very soon and gets them off the streets and locks them up for good! I pray that the homeless community will remain safe!