DeKalb police are searching for suspects in three separate shootings that left one person dead and four others wounded. All three incidents happened Sept. 26-28.
William Smith, 51, a truck driver from Indiana, was shot and killed inside his truck at a truck stop at 2605 Bouldercrest Road. Robbery is believed to be the motive, according to Lt. Pam Kunz, DeKalb County Police spokeswoman. Nothing was stolen from Smith’s trailer, she said.
Police also are searching for two suspects in connection with a carjacking and shooting at a Citgo gas station at 2630 Gresham Road. One suspect is described as 21-23 years old, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, with dreadlocks. The other is described as 21-23 years old, 5-9 and 140 pounds, with a short haircut. Both suspects were seen wearing all black clothing during the incident, which happened Sept. 27 at 1 a.m. The suspects attempted to take Anthony Lewis’ vehicle. Lewis ran away and was shot in the back, according to police reports. He remains hospitalized at Atlanta Medical Center.
Three teenagers—a 15 year-old female, 17-year-old female and a 17-year-old male—were shot Sept. 28, at approximately 10:40 p.m. outside an apartment complex at 2000 Farrington Village Drive in Lithonia. There was a crowd of people outside the complex, Kunz said, and the shots were fired from an unknown person. There was no initial evidence of an altercation before the gunfire, Kunz said.
The 15-year-old was treated and released from an area hospital, and the other two victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Kunz said.
Investigations are ongoing in all three incidents, Kunz said.