Arrest made in homicide of East Level magnificence retailer proprietor throughout theft

Police have arrested a person accused of capturing and killing the proprietor of an East Point magnificence store Tuesday throughout an tried theft.

The reported theft occurred at Magnificence World Magnificence Provide positioned within the 3100 block of Washington Street close to Harris Drive.

Police say officers arriving on the scene discovered 69-year-old Hyun Chan Cha, often known as Rosa, affected by a gunshot wound. She was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital the place she later died.

“This younger woman has been right here nicely over 30 years and is a staple in our group. They supply an necessary service for the group. They love her and we love her,” mentioned East Level Police Chief Shawn Buchanan.

East Level police launched this picture of a suspect in a violent theft the place a lady was shot at a magnificence store alongside Washington Street on Nov. 15, 2022. (East Level Police Division)

Surveillance video exhibits a person carrying a toboggan with a blue hoodie with double white stripes down the arms pulled over it, a black masks, darkish pants, with what seems to be like a grey belt, and reddish footwear.

“We’ll hunt this individual down. I can guarantee you of that,” Chief Buchanan mentioned.

Wednesday morning, police say they made an arrest in case. Officers say fees together with homicide are pending in opposition to 43-year-old Nathan Huff.

Nathan Huff (East Level Police Division)

Investigators are additionally seeking to determine a person seen within the store on the time of the theft. Officers launched a photograph taken from surveillance cameras of the person, who was carrying a yellow jacket, and denims.

Police wish to determine this man in reference to their investigation. (East Level Police Division)

Household reacts to magnificence store proprietor’s dying

Cha’s household tells FOX 5 they’re in disbelief. They are saying she had a giant following locally. In an announcement, her household wrote:

“Our hearts are heavy with a mixture of grief, confusion, and gratitude. Gratitude on the sight of all of the flowers and notes left at our mother’s retailer, gratitude for individuals who additionally beloved the fantastic lady whose enterprise had been on this group for over 30 years. She had thought-about this place a second house, surrounded by a second household, the place she beloved working along with her prospects to make them really feel like a greater model of themselves. We really feel a lot confusion due to violence that did not should occur, for a life that did not should be taken. And grief due to the senselessness of all of it, as a result of we’re all of the poorer for having misplaced a sort soul whose heat smile made life higher.”

Hyun Chan Cha, who glided by the title Rosa (Courtesy of the household)

A blanket now drapes the glass door stopping folks from seeing into the shop, which was left in shambles through the violent encounter.

Household and mates started leaving flowers, playing cards, and candles outdoors to honor the beloved proprietor.

“I simply need everybody to know that she was a human being, and he or she did not deserve this. She did not deserve it. She would have given anybody something,” one lady who stopped by late Tuesday night mentioned.

Residents say that may’t consider this mindless and pointless violence occurred in broad daylight.

“I like to buy in my neighborhood, however I am beginning to really feel very uncomfortable in my neighborhood. This isn’t OK. This isn’t OK,” one buyer mentioned.

East Point police investigate a violent robbery where a woman was shot at a beauty shop along Washington Road on Nov. 15, 2022.

East Level police examine a violent theft the place a lady was shot at a magnificence store alongside Washington Street on Nov. 15, 2022. (FOX 5)

Anybody with additional data within the case can name the East Level Police Division at 404-761-2177.

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