A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged in the shooting of a man months earlier in northeast Atlanta.
What prompted the deadly shooting of Mr. Kentavious Ballard remained unclear Thursday, but police have said it erupted after an argument between two groups.
Mr. Jeremy Woods, 24, was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to booking records.
There is also a hold on him for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 3:50 a.m. on Aug. 16, officers were flagged down in the area of Central Park and told a person had been shot, according to Atlanta police.
There had also been numerous 911 calls about shots fired in the area, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said.
A short time later, officers found the 30-year-old Decatur man lying in the grass at 400 Merritts Ave., Officer Jones said. He was already dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, she said.
“The preliminary investigation reveals a possible verbal argument between two groups of individuals that caused the shooting and the victim’s death,” Officer Jones said.
It’s unclear why the groups were arguing and police have not said if there will be any more arrests in the case.
Mr. Woods remained in the Fulton County jail Thursday without bond.
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