Atlanta Police Seek Pair of Murder Suspects

Jeremy Sims (L) and Eranus Alexander are both wanted on charges of Murder, False Imprisonment, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and Kidnapping related to the shooting death of 35-year-old Anton Watson.


Atlanta police are asking for the public’s help to track down two men they have named as suspects in an October kidnapping and murder which spanned two jurisdictions.

Jeremy Sims, 25 and Eranus Alexander, 24, are wanted on charges of Murder, False Imprisonment, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and Kidnapping in connection with the killing of Anton Watson, 35.

According to police, at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Oct. 25, 2017, officers were dispatched to a shots fired call at a package store in the 3100 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in northwest Atlanta. Police discovered several vehicles damaged by gunfire but found no victims. At approximately 7:40 a.m., police in Cobb County discovered the body of Watson, who had been killed by a gunshot wound.

Atlanta and Cobb investigators pooled their resources and determined that Watson had been shot at the package store, giving Atlanta police jurisdiction over the case. Homicide detectives linked Sims, Alexander, and a third man, Shaquille Russ, to Watson’s death and charged the trio. Russ, 24, was arrested in December and remains in the Fulton County Jail, police said.

Sims is described as a black male who stands 5’9″ tall and weighs around 170 lbs. Alexander is described as a black male who stands 6′ tall and weighs around 240 lbs. He also has distinctive facial tattoos. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous by police and are being pursued by the Atlanta Police Fugitive Unit.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Sims and Alexander is asked to call Crime Stoppers.  Information on the case or the location of these fugitives can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at Tipsters do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.