Three men have been arrested in connection with a shootout March 25 that resulted in the death of a DeKalb County teenager.
Ervin Jefferson, 18, was shot and killed near his sister’s residence at 2625 Pleasant Wood Drive by a security guard who had been investigating possible illegal activity at an adjacent apartment complex, according to DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish. Jefferson, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead, she said.
As the guards, Curtis Scott and Gary Jackson, returned to their car from the Village at Wesley Chapel Apartments, they saw four women in a red car parked by the home. The guards, employed by Shepperson Security, falsely presented themselves as police officers to the women, police said.
As Scott and Jackson were questioning the women, Jefferson and his sister drove up in a black SUV. According to police, Jefferson’s sister and the women in the car had been involved in an ongoing dispute. Jefferson got out of the car and charged at the guards.
“He made aggressive moves toward the guards while making profane statements,” Parish said. “He probably thought the guards and the girls were together.”
As Jefferson charged the guards, police said, gunfire came from the home on Pleasant Wood. The guards, feeling threatened, took cover. One guard fired at Jefferson and one fired at the house, Parish said.
After the shooting, Parish said, the guards called 911 at approximately 10 p.m.
Bobby Hubbard Jr., 35, a family member of Jefferson’s, was identified as the person shooting from the house. He was arrested March 26 and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless conduct.
Scott and Jackson were arrested March 25 and each were charged with impersonating a police officer, police said.
The investigation is still open and Parish said it is not yet known if more charges will be filed.