Family starts non-profit organization in memory of father who died in high-rise parking garage


ATLANTA – Just over a year after a young father was shot and killed in a high-rise downtown parking garage, the victim’s family has created a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk children living in gun-ravaged communities. Will use sports and business to fuel violence.

Keith Flanigan, 26, of Decatur was shot and killed on November 8, 2021, after police said he was ambushed by four armed suspects at the Skyhouse Midtown apartment building on the corner of West Peachtree and 12th Streets. Surveillance footage showed the suspects pulling up to the parking garage and waiting for Flannigan to park his car. As soon as he came out of the elevator, they started shooting.

A spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department said this week Channel 2’s Michael Seiden Investigators were still investigating, but no arrests had been made yet.

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On Wednesday, Flanigan’s family announced they have created the “Keith Markell Money Mouse Flanigan Foundation,” which will use sports and business to empower at-risk youth in metropolitan Atlanta.

Flannigan’s grandmother, Celinda Brown, said: “We will try to contact them so they can earn their living and stop robbing and stealing children.” channel 2 action news His foundation’s website should go live at the end of this month.

Brown says the foundation is about celebrating the lives and legacies of her loved ones. She said her grandson loves kids especially when it comes to football coaching.

On Wednesday, Flannigan’s friends and family gathered in DeKalb County, distributing hot meals, cold drinks and warm clothing to families in need.

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Although Flannigan’s family asked to focus on his foundation, he made it clear that he still hoped to get justice for his beloved.

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“Ultimately it’s going to be the answer to the why and who and what, but for now we’re just going to pray and put our trust in God,” Brown said.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous and qualify for a monetary reward by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or texting information to 274637.

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