A man accused of gunning down an Atlanta attorney on a busy downtown street has been hospitalized after he was found chewing on his arm in a padded cell, according to authorities.
Raylon Browning, 39, missed his first court appearance Wednesday after guards found him biting himself and spitting blood Tuesday night, according to Fulton County Jail officials.
He had been arrested Monday in Cobb County during a traffic stop, hours after he allegedly shot and killed lawyer Trinh Huynh, 40, in broad daylight as she crossed Peachtree Street, authorities said.
He was also wanted for attacking two former co-workers with a knife on Sunday.
After Huynh was killed, investigators reviewing surveillance tapes recognized Browning as the suspect from Sunday’s attacks, police said.
The tapes showed Browning walking and running on downtown streets, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and shorts, authorities said.
Witnesses said Huynh was shot three times during the morning rush hour, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reported.
The woman, whose parents came to Georgia from Vietnam when she was just a child, dropped to her knees and then collapsed in the street, according to bystanders.
Police have not released a motive for her killing, or for the Sunday knife attacks.
Browning has been charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.
His initial court appearance was rescheduled for Thursday.