Killer arrested 15 times in (3) three states
Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the MURDER conviction, by a Fulton County Superior Court Jury, of 33-year-old TORRY BOWMAN.
On October 3, 2017, 25-year-old Alec Price and his brother, 32-year-old Britian Price, were inside the “MOTHER” bar, located at 447 Edgewood Avenue, mourning the death of their grandmother who had passed away due to cancer earlier that same day. The defendant, Bowman, who was also a patron in the bar, was accidentally bumped into by Alec Price. 30-year-old Terrell Goodman, who was at the bar with the defendant, started to argue with the Price brothers about the bumping. The defendant and Goodman left the bar for a short period but returned to reinitiate the argument. A security officer employed by the bar noticed when Goodman returned he was carrying a gun in his pocket. The security officer then escorted Bowman and Goodman from the bar.
Rather than leaving the scene, Bowman and his friend waited for the Price brothers to leave the bar. When the Price brothers finally exited the establishment Bowman fired four shots with a 9mm handgun at the two men. Three of the shots struck Alec Price. One of the shots traveled through his heart killing him at the scene. Bowman and Goodman immediately fled the area.
75 minutes after the murder, an Atlanta Police Department Officer stopped Bowman for running a red light at Morosgo Drive and Piedmont Road. Bowman and Goodman were arrested on unrelated warrants and transported to the Fulton County Jail. On October 7, 2017, four days after the murder, while in the Fulton County Jail, Goodman bragged to another inmate that he and Bowman killed a man outside “MOTHER” bar. Goodman told the fellow inmate he and Bowman “got into it with some guys” and they had to shoot one of the men.
During the course of the investigation, Atlanta Police Detectives also determined the weapon used to murder Alec Price matched the gun used to commit an armed robbery and aggravated assault, committed a week earlier, on September 26, 2017, outside 870 Mayson Turner Road. The shell casings found at the “MOTHER” bar matched a shell casing discovered at the armed robbery location. The victim in the aggravated assault and armed robbery case knew Bowman and identified him in a photo lineup as the suspect. During the aggravated assault and armed robbery, Bowman fired a shot that did not strike the victim; however, the defendant used his hands and feet to brutally beat and kick the man. The ballistics match between the two crimes helped investigators determine that Bowman and Goodman were the men responsible for the murder of Alec Price. When investigators discovered this information several days after Price’s death, Goodman and Bowman were still in the Fulton County Jail.
Bowman had 15 prior arrests in Georgia, New York, and South Carolina. Four (4) arrests were misdemeanors, one (1) was a probation violation, and ten (10) were felonies. Five (5) of the felony arrests led to convictions which included, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, POSSESSION OF COCAINE, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, AND POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
BOWMAN was convicted of MURDER, FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY, and POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON. Bowman was sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON PLUS 15 YEARS TO SERVE. TERRELL GOODMAN will stand trial for Alec Price’s murder, in a Fulton County Superior Courtroom, at a later date.
Judge Constance C. Russell, of the Superior Court of Fulton County, presided over the case. Senior Assistant District Attorney Ryan Piechocinski led the prosecution of the case. He was assisted by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Holmes, Investigator Tiffany Griffin, and Victim-Witness-Advocate Lavert Forrest of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Detective A. Hogan of the Atlanta Police Department was the Lead Investigator in the case.