Police seek suspect in shooting death

By Kathy Jefcoats


FOREST PARK — Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death Tuesday of a Forest Park man.

Maj. Chris Matson said Michael Chaz Smith, 21, was shot at Majestic Montega Apartments at 5030 Old Dixie Road. Smith was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died, said Matson.


Victorino Javier Perez

Matson said the suspect has been identified as Victorino Javier Perez, 41. A warrant has been issued for Perez's arrest but officers have not been able to locate him, he said.

The Clayton County sheriff's Fugitive Unit is helping Forest Park police in the search for Perez, said Matson. Deputies searched for Perez at a home in metro Atlanta late last night with no results. Perez is considered armed and dangerous, said Matson.

Anyone having contact or knows the whereabouts of Perez should call 911 or the Forest Park Police Department at 404-366-4141.