A mother and her three sons have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one teenager dead and another in critical condition, DeKalb County Police said.
Viola Goodman, 52, James Fanning, 20, and Shontonious Hawkins, 25, were arrested the evening of March 2 at a home on Willa Way in Decatur. Another son, 16, whom police said is believed to be the person responsible for firing the shots, turned himself in at police headquarters just before 3 p.m. on March 3.
All four suspects are charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Jernard Wheeler, 13, died at an area hospital after being shot during an incident March 2 at 2717 Macafee Road in Decatur at approximately 2 p.m., police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. Another teenager who was shot remains in an area hospital in critical condition.
Two groups of people were walking in opposite directions on Mcafee Road when words were exchanged and shots were fired, police said. Detectives believe there has been an ongoing dispute between the parties involved in the shooting, Parish said.
First-apparance hearings were held the night of March 3.