Taxi driver says Midtown Atlanta shooting suspect also visited Ansley Park home
Kengne also asked to go to Marietta home
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - An Atlanta-area taxi driver found himself caught up in a murder suspect’s attempted getaway Monday.
Giles Patrick Mandio picked up Raissa Kengne from the former midtown W Hotel Monday afternoon. He had no idea police were looking for Kengne as the prime suspect in a triple shooting that killed two people and critically injured another.
“I got a call like a regular day,” said Mandio. “That lady looked calm.”
Mandio said he had driven Kengne several times before. When she hopped in his cab, she asked for a ride to an Ansley Park home.
Despite Kengne’s calm demeanor, something seemed strange when they arrived at the Ansley Park address.
“She rang the bell – no one answered,” said Mandio. “She went around the house, no one answered. She’s looking through the windows there was no answer, she went back on the other side - she was looking back and forth for 4 or 5 minutes and then came back to the car.”
Kengne then asked Mandio to drive her to a Marietta address. Mandio declined, having already arranged to pick up another customer from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Kengne agreed to be dropped off at the airport.
On the way, Mandio received a phone call from authorities asking about his whereabouts and if he could find a way to speak without his passenger overhearing.
“To be honest, I thought they were just looking for me,” said Mandio. “I started thinking – did I do anything? Did I cause a problem?”
Mandio brought Kengne to Hartsfield Jackson’s International terminal and shared that information with police upon learning Kengne was believed to be involved in a murder investigation. She was arrested and currently faces several charges including murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
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