January 27, 2014

FBI seeks public's help with suspect in Atlanta murder

Submitted by the FBI

ATLANTA — Acting Special Agent in Charge Ricky Maxwell, along with Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner, requests the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive wanted for a December 2013 murder that occurred in Atlanta.

Johnathan Jamal Kirkland, age 24, of Atlanta, along with his co-defendant Brandon Kirkland, are alleged in an Atlanta Police murder warrant to have shot and killed Amin Bouchelaghem on December 30, 2013.  Two others were shot and wounded in this same incident.

Brandon Kirland was apprehended and remains in custody at the Fulton County Detention Center.

Johnathan Jamal Kirkland remains at large and is wanted by the Atlanta Police/FBI Fugitive Task Force.  He is described as being a black male, 24 years old, 5’9” in height, weighing 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Johnathan Kirkland is also a suspect in several area smash and grabs of ATM machines.  He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Kirkland’s whereabouts should contact the FBI Atlanta office at tel. (404) 679-9000.