UPS lawyer was targeted and shot in midtown crosswalk, says Atlanta Police

Atlanta, April 4, 2017 — The Atlanta Police Department confirmed the shooting of 40-year old Trinh Huynh near 943 Peachtree Road crosswalk in Midtown on Monday morning.

Atlanta Police also released the video of a man who fatally shot the woman.



Trinh Huynh was shot several times as she crossed Peachtree Street near Peachtree Place around 7:40 a.m. most likely on her way to work, possibly via MARTA, according to Atlanta Police Department. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she later died.

Atlanta Police believes the victim was targeted and provided detailed description of the assailant who is about 6-feet tall, either white or Hispanic.

Huynh was an-house attorney at UPS and she started her career with Powell Goldstein and Alston & Bird.

“UPS was saddened to hear of the death of one of our corporate attorneys, Trinh Huynh, who joined the company last summer,” the company said in a statement. “We will cooperate with the Atlanta Police Department through its investigation.”

Huynh was born in Saigon, Vietnam, but grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, and graduated from Princeton University in 1998 and Emory University School of Law in 2004, according to her LinkedIn profile. She began her legal career as an associate in the government contracts and construction practice group at Powell Goldstein and later as an associate in a similar practice group at Alston & Bird. She was then counsel at The Gibson Law Firm before launching a solo practice in 2011.

“Trinh’s an incredibly vibrant, really energetic person who is all smiles all the time,” said Shaney Lokken, a friend of Huynh’s who previously worked with her on the board of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association. “She has a tremendous heart, and this loss is terrible.”

GAPABA issued a statement late Monday night:

‘Trinh Huynh passionately lived her life, whether as a daughter, sister, friend, or lawyer. She served the Asian American legal community for many years through GAPABA and other bar associations. A former Board member, Trinh often attended GAPABA events, where she would share stories from her most recent travels. Her loss is tragic to GAPABA, the many people whom she influenced, and the community at large. She will be greatly missed.”

The group will announce arrangements once they are known, according to its statement.

Huynh also was a member of the advisory board of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network, which provides pro bono legal services to immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.