darlington-front-450x300By Ellen Eldridge

In the days after a resident of The Darlington apartments on Peachtree Road was shot in the finger through her closed apartment door, another resident said crime has been an ongoing problem at the Buckhead building.

“Every time I leave or come to my apartment, I feel unsafe,” Darlington resident Je Wesley Day said.

Resident Natasha Smith lost part of her middle finger when she was struck inside her apartment by a bullet that passed through the door or wall at about 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 14, police said.

Donald Davis, 23, who lives in the apartment next to Smith, and resident Monzell Johnson, 23, who lives in the apartment across the hall from Smith, were detained by police after the Dec. 14 shooting and their apartments were searched, according to a police report.

Atlanta police say they recorded 438 calls for police to come to the building at 2025 Peachtree Road between June 1 and Dec. 17.

Sgt. Warren Pickard said 14 of the calls in the six-month period were for reports of shots fired. Pickard said he could not easily break down the reasons for all the calls, but “either way, that’s a lot of calls for one particular address.”

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.