FBI Atlanta
Public Affairs Specialist Jenna Sellitto
(770) 216-3162
October 21, 2022

Man Suspected in Philadelphia Murder Arrested in Atlanta

ATLANTA—On Friday, October 14th, special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Atlanta Division’s Atlanta Metro Major Offenders Task Force, along with the Brookhaven and Doraville Police Departments arrested Elijah Jennings, who is wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) for murder.

Elijah Jennings, 28, of Philadelphia, is alleged to have shot and killed a male victim while the victim was in his own vehicle in May 2022.

Based on an investigation by detectives with the PPD, Jennings was identified as a suspect following the murder. In June 2022, a felony warrant was issued in Philadelphia for Jennings charging him with murder and firearms offenses.

On October 5th, 2022, at the request of the PPD, FBI Philadelphia obtained an Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) warrant in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Further investigation led authorities to believe Jennings had fled to the Metro Atlanta area. On the evening of October 14, 2022, following a high-speed car chase that started in Brookhaven, Georgia, and ended near Lenox Mall, Jennings was apprehended by Brookhaven PD K9 Bane after crashing his vehicle. During the duration of the chase, three Brookhaven marked units were damaged and the subject received superficial wounds. No other injuries were reported.

Following his arrest, Jennings was booked at the Dekalb County Jail.

The FBI continues to work with local law enforcement as well as counterparts in other countries to apprehend violent criminals charged with state crimes who then flee the jurisdiction interstate or internationally. Photos and descriptions of many fugitives wanted by the FBI can be found at www.fbi.gov.