Woman killed, another injured by shooter
One woman was killed and another injured in a shooting in south DeKalb County on April 29.
Peter McLean, 19, was charged with murder and aggravated assault for a shooting that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. after a dispute between the suspect and some residents of a home at 3012 River Road, according to Mekka Parish, DeKalb County Police spokeswoman.
“We are not considering it domestic related,” Parish said.
After the suspect got into the confrontation, he tried to leave, but got into a car accident at the scene, Parish said.
The suspect got out of the car and a second confrontation occurred, Parish said.
The man began firing into the group, striking the two women, Parish said.
Latonya Jones, 29, was killed and Shevilla Geddis, 19, is in stable condition after the shooting.
“The suspect tried to flee the scene but was detained until police arrived,” Parish said.
Police looking for Tucker man missing since April 27
DeKalb Police are looking for a 42-year-old man who is missing and may be in danger.
Troy Brown left his Tucker home on April 27 and his family and friends have not been in contact with him since noon on April 28, according to a police statement.
Brown is approximately 5-feet-11 with short brown hair and a slight build. He may be wearing gray shorts and a T-shirt, and may have traveled to a neighboring state, according to the statement.
Brown was driving a Silver Mazda CX9 with a Georgia tag number 378ZSY.
Contact the DeKalb County Special Victims Unit at (770) 724-7710 to report information in this disappearance.
Cyclist dies after being hit by pickup
A cyclist was killed after being struck by a pickup truck on North Decatur Road early April 30.
The cyclist was struck just before 6:30 a.m. at 220 North Decatur Road, according to a press release by the Decatur Police Department.
The man was taken to DeKalb Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s name has not been release as the investigation continues, according to the police statement.
The road was closed until approximately 10 a.m.
Trial begins for suspect in home invasion robberies
Jury selection began April 30 for the trial of a man accused of being the leader of a home invasion robbery crew.
Michael Blaine was indicted on 38 counts, including racketeering, malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and false imprisonment.
Blaine is accused of orchestrating the criminal activity of a home invasion crew that targeted wealthy individuals and homes of drug dealers, according to a statement by the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office.
In some instances, Blaine allegedly arranged for a woman to pose as a prostitute to distract victims and gain entry into their homes, according to the statement.
All additional members of the home invasion crew have pleaded guilty.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary is lead prosecutor.