Atlanta— A black market for black market fish has closed after police raided the market in Fulton, Georgia, and seized firearms.
The police raid occurred early Wednesday morning and the fish market is expected to reopen Thursday.
Police said the fish markets “has been plagued with illegal and illegal acts.”
They also said the owner of the market has been arrested.
“It is unfortunate and tragic that an innocent black man has been killed by criminals,” Atlanta Police Chief Carl Dabadie said in a statement.
The incident was the latest in a string of violent incidents and violent confrontations involving black market vendors and their customers, including police killing black men, and looting black businesses.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police responded to a report of shots fired in a restaurant and found “multiple guns, a black gun, a large handgun and a large caliber rifle.”
The officer was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
“There were multiple guns in the vehicle, and the suspect had a firearm,” Fulton Police Department spokesman Anthony Thomas told the AJC.
“When he was taken into custody, he was found to be a convicted felon.”
In May, police arrested a suspected black market vendor in Fulton for allegedly selling drugs and weapons.
The suspect had been convicted of robbery, burglary and unlawful use of a weapon, but was also facing felony drug trafficking charges, the AJCC reported.