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Man arrested after shooting outside Atlantic Station hotel

By Chelsea Prince, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga (CNT)

A man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he fired several shots outside an Atlantic Station hotel.

The man, identified by police Thursday morning as 30-year-old Otis Rashad Laws, lives at the Twelve Midtown hotel on 17th Street, Channel 2 Action News reported. According to police who responded to the scene about 11 p.m., the suspect got into an argument with another man before opening fire on him as he tried to drive away.

Max Wiley, a guest on the third floor, said the gunfire sounded like it came from an assault rifle.

“Runs in the hotel, gets his gun, he comes around, starts shooting and goes back into the hotel,” he told Channel 2. “I just fell on the floor and just ducked.

“It was right outside my window, so I didn’t know where the bullets was going.”

No one was reported injured by the gunfire, according to police.

Cellphone video taken from the rooftop of the hotel and shared with Channel 2 shows multiple officers converge on Laws outside the building and arrest him. Police said he was intoxicated.

Laws is being held in the Fulton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, reckless conduct and possession of a gun during the commission of a felony.