The murder victim’s family speak up as the search for suspects in Georgia continues

Jsan Carlos Strover reportedly escaped detention by the Arizona authorities while at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The sister of a man allegedly killed by Strover in Arizona says the family are “crazy and disappointed” with what happened. Justin Lum from FOX 10 reports.

A Phoenix murder suspect is underway in Georgia.

Related: Arizona murder suspect escapes detention near Atlanta airport

According to reports from FOX 10 sister station WAGA-TV in Atlanta, investigators from Maricopa County were in Atlanta to transport 20-year-old J’san Carlos Strover (or Jssan Carlos Strover) to Arizona. Strover escaped Arizona authorities at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“When they got to the rental car center to return the vehicle, they went down a flight of stairs. At the time, there were no leg irons, but a waist chain. He actually pushed past the MPs and fled down a flight of stairs,” he told Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat.

Jsaan Carlos Strover (Courtesy photo of the Atlanta Police Department)

Strover was arrested by U.S. marshals in Georgia on April 12 for first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and assault in Phoenix, according to officials in Fulton County, Georgia.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone released the following statement regarding the incident:

“The threat to public safety is unacceptable. We are grateful for the sacrifice and effort of law enforcement in the Atlanta area and hope for a quick and safe outcome for all involved.”

In addition, Sheriff Penzone said he has contacted law enforcement agencies in Georgia and will initiate an internal review of the incident.

Relatives remember the victim as a family man

Jaalisa Heard, sister of Walter Woods.

Jaalisa Heard, sister of Walter Woods.

On April 29th, we spoke to family members of the man who was allegedly killed by Strover.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Walter Woods, was shot dead near 16th Street and Southern in February. The shooting reportedly took place during a fight and Woods was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woods’ family has been waiting for Strover’s extradition for over two weeks.

“To be honest, we’re mad. We’re crazy, disappointed,” said Woods’ sister Jaalisa Heard. “I don’t see how it could happen since he’s a murder suspect. It’s not like he had a small ticket or anything. He took someone’s life.”

Strover is described as a black man, 6’3 “tall, 150 lbs., With visible tattoos on his neck. Strover was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and no shoes. Strover was handcuffed while escaping.

I was hoping the authorities would find Strover soon.

“Walter was a stupid person. He was a family guy. He had three kids, he was a business owner, it just hurts because he didn’t deserve it,” said Heard.

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