A surveillance image of the suspect wanted in the shooting of a security guard outside Encore Hookah Bar and Lounge.

The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit is asking for assistance in finding the suspect who fatally shot a security guard outside a Downtown nightclub early Wednesday morning.

APD released a surveillance image of the suspect, who shot and killed the 28-year-old security guard at Encore Hookah Bar and Lounge, 320 Luckie St NW.

According to the police report, the suspect was involved in a dispute with the security guard after being asked to leave just after midnight. The dispute escalated and the victim was shot.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect in this case should contact 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at (404) 577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com . Callers do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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.