Valet parker killed attempting to stop car break-in

ATLANTA, GA – In a tragic incident in Atlanta’s Buckhead district, a 25-year-old valet, Harrison Olvey, was shot and killed while trying to prevent a car burglary. The incident occurred around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday at a nightclub on Piedmont Road Northeast, where Olvey was working. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital but succumbed to his injuries shortly after.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Olvey was a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University and had been working as a valet in the area for over four years. A GoFundMe page set up to assist Olvey’s family with funeral costs revealed that he was working as a valet while looking for full-time employment. The page also highlighted Olvey’s bravery, stating, “Harrison always did the right thing and would step in whenever needed. Unfortunately, this act of bravery caused the end of his life.”

The Atlanta Police Department, while not revealing the suspect’s name, confirmed on Wednesday that the suspect has been identified and arrest warrants have been issued. The department also shared images on social media of a person of interest in the case, described as “armed and dangerous,” and possibly driving a newer Kia K5 with dark-tinted windows.

Olvey’s mother, Autumn Ernst, spoke to FOX 5 Atlanta on Wednesday, expressing her grief and desire for justice. She questioned why the suspect(s) couldn’t have simply threatened Olvey with a gun instead of shooting him. Olvey’s sister, Addison, described her brother as her “best friend” and “the best sibling, older brother anybody can ask for.” The GoFundMe page set up for Olvey’s family was nearing its $50,000 goal on Thursday morning, with the fundraiser’s description praising Harrison’s loving nature and positive attitude.