Nehemiah Terrence Hagwood, 24, of Orlando, Fla., was arrested over the weekend at the QuikTrip gas station on Highway 61 in Villa Rica.
Hagwood is currently being held in Carroll County, facing 15 charges in Villa Rica and another four in Atlanta, including robbery, aggravated assault and entering auto.
Officers were called Sunday afternoon to the gas station and were told Hagwood was armed with a handgun. When police arrived, the suspect would not comply with the officers' commands and told them the gun was in the seat of the vehicle, the police report reads.
Hagwood was standing next to the van, smoking a cigar and drinking a beverage when officers arrived.
As the officers were trying to get Hagwood away from the van, he suddenly got in and fled the scene.
Officer Jacob Brown spotted the vehicle leaving the gas station and gave chase, following a path that led officers north on Highway 101, Rockmart Road, Main Street and Highway 78 before the suspect crashed the van behind the Villa Rica Elementary School, then fled the scene on foot.
Sgt. Kevin Carroll located the suspect in the kudzu behind the soccer fields and took him into custody. A gun was found in the kudzu where Hagwood was hiding.
"The Villa Rica officers are to be commended on their restraint and quick actions in this case," Capt. Keith Shaddix said. "They conducted themselves as professionals and took a very dangerous person off the streets."
No one was injured in the pursuit or arrest of Hagwood.
Witnesses of the alleged Atlanta shooting said Hagwood shot one man in a parking lot outside the CNN Center during his first known robbery Sunday morning. He was shot in the hip.
According to reports, Atlanta police arrived and chased the attacker once called by the victim, but lost the mini-van he was driving on the western side of the city.
Once he was arrested in Villa Rica, police said they found several IDs inside the van, including the Atlanta shooting victim's. They also recovered the handgun believed to have been used in both crimes.