ATLANTA, Georgia- A significant stride towards justice has been taken in the case of a parking valet who was fatally shot while attempting to prevent a car burglary. The Atlanta Police Department has named Randy A. King as the suspect in the murder of Harison Olvey, which occurred last Thursday.
King is currently wanted for murder, and the police have offered a reward for any information leading to his arrest. Authorities have warned that King should be considered armed and dangerous. Despite the case still being open, the victim’s mother, Autumn Ernst, has expressed gratitude for the police department’s ongoing efforts.
Olvey was employed as a parking valet at a nightclub located on Piedmont Road, NE, close to Lindbergh Drive. On the night of September 3, while on duty, Olvey noticed an individual attempting to break into a vehicle and intervened. It was at this point that King allegedly shot Olvey and fled the scene.
Ernst received the tragic news of her son’s shooting from one of his friends, also a valet, and immediately rushed to Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta. She recalls the heartbreaking moment when a doctor confirmed her worst fears without uttering a word. Ernst is now urging the public to assist the police in locating King.
Olvey’s loved ones will convene on Friday for a private memorial service to honor his life. Ernst shared that her son, a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University, was on the verge of starting a career in finance. A family friend has initiated an online fundraiser to support the family during this difficult time.
The suspect, Randy King, was born in 2001, making him either 21 or 22 years old. He is feet 9 inches tall and weighs 133 pounds. As the investigation continues, the Atlanta Police Department is urging anyone with information about King’s whereabouts to come forward.