LS Law News Murder suspect in MTA bus driver shooting arrested in Atlanta

Murder suspect in MTA bus driver shooting arrested in Atlanta

Law enforcement officers in Georgia arrested a man Thursday who Baltimore Police said shot and killed his co-worker outside of a Maryland Transit Administration facility where they both worked.

According to a news release, Leon Douglas Hill was arrested in Atlanta after nearly three months since the Oct. 18, 2022, shooting of Elaine Jackson, 40. Officers responding to the 1500 block of Washington Boulevard found Jackson in the parking lot of the MTA’s Bush Division facility. Jackson was transported to a hospital where he later died.

Detectives believe the shooting resulted from domestic violence.

Hill is now awaiting extradition to Baltimore and has been charged with a first-degree murder.

Jackson was granted a temporary restraining order against Hill, 53, just four days before the shooting.

In her application for the peace order, she wrote that they had recognized a friendship where he’d harass her when she’d start to distance herself because “he wanted more” than friendship and she was in a relationship.

He had told her that “if he can’t have me, no one will,” she wrote.

Police issued an arrest warrant shortly after the shooting, charging Hill with first-degree murder. The charges were not available in online court records Thursday night.

After Jackson’s death, MTA officials described her in a statement as “a warm, caring individual and a valued member of the team.”

She had worked as a bus driver for the transit agency for four years, the statement said.