Suspect arrested after three hour standoff
Investigators from the DeKalb Sheriff’s Fugitive Squad arrested Gabriel Fordham, 21, on March 8 after a nearly three-hour standoff.
The arrest was made after the suspect barricaded himself into the attic of his family’s home at 5189 Scarborough Lane in Lithonia, according to police.
Fordham is being charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery in connection with a Jan. 8 shooting of Darius Williams, whose left leg later had to be amputated. The shooting occurred in the same neighborhood as the standoff on March 8.
According to police, witnesses said that Fordham shot Williams after telling him to leave the neighborhood.
Deputies also arrested Steven Britt, 27, and charged him with obstruction and hindering the apprehension of a felon for his role in the March 8 standoff. Britt is accused of hiding Williams in the attic from deputies. Fordham surrendered peacefully to DeKalb County Sherriff’s SWAT Team members.
Both men were taken to the DeKalb County Jail.
Police investigate hit and run in Dunwoody
The Dunwoody Police Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred at Perimeter Mall in front of Macy’s in late February.
The victim, a 34-year-old woman, was walking toward the parking lot from Macy’s when an SUV stopped and reversed through the parking lot striking her.
Police said the vehicle then sped away toward Ashford Dunwoody Road. The SUV is described as a large GMC or Chevrolet, either copper or dark beige in color. The driver was a younger Black male with short hair and was wearing a teal or greenish button up shirt.
The victim sustained a broken bone and was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center.
Those with information regarding this case can contact hit and run investigator Joe Tomalka at (678) 382-6900, or email@example.com.
Additionally, those with information may also leave anonymous tips via the ‘Submit a Crime Tip’ tab at www.dunwoodypolice.com.