Natalie White, suspected of burning down an Atlanta Wendy’s after Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by police, was arrested Tuesday.
According to a tweet from the Fulton County Sheriff department, she has been booked in to the Fulton County Jail.
“The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit just apprehended Wendy’s arson suspect Natalie White moments ago. White is being booked into the Fulton County Jail right now. This case is being investigated by @ATLFireRescue Arson Unit.”
A few days ago, authorities issued an arrest warrant for her arrest. Atlanta Fire Rescue tweeted that White “has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire that burned down the Wendy’s Restaurant (125 University Ave) on Saturday, June 13th,” according to CNN.
As we previously reported, police were called to Wendy’s after Brooks reportedly fell asleep in the drive-thru. During the interaction, Brooks was complying. Once he took a sobriety test, things took a turn for the worst, and he was shot in his back, while running from the police.
Atlanta’s Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that former officer Garrett Rolfe is officially facing 11 counts, including felony murder and aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and violations to his oath of office. Additionally, officer Devin Brosnan is charged with aggravated assault and two violations of oath of office.
The shooting also led to the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for the immediate termination of Rolfe.
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