A man who shot and killed a suspected thief who he believed was attempting to break into his car has been charged with murder, police confirmed Friday.
Quintavious Judon, 26, was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting that happened at 2801 Candler Road a day earlier, according to DeKalb County police.
Investigators said Judon was sitting inside Fletcher's Bar and Grill at South DeKalb Mall around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he noticed a man entering his red Dodge Charger in the parking lot. He went outside and confronted the suspect entering his vehicle, police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said.
“During the confrontation, Judon fired shots that struck the suspect,” Fore said. “The suspect attempted to flee in a vehicle but wrecked in the parking lot.”
The suspect, who has not yet been positively identified, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died as a result of the gunshot wound, Fore said. Judon was transported to the DeKalb County jail where he remained Friday, booking records show.
Judon told police he was defending himself, according to media reports. The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Man Charged in Rapper's Murder
A man has been identified as a suspect in the year-old murder case of a rapper who was shot while driving his brand new Maybach in DeKalb County.
Christopher Dyer, 25, has been charged with murder in connection with the James D. Lewiel, aka O.G. Double D, according to DeKalb County police.
On Friday Dyer was in custody at the Marion Correctional Institution in Ocala County, Fla. on unrelated charges and was awaiting extradition back to DeKalb County, police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said.
Investigators said Lewiel was shot multiple times and left to die inside his luxury Maybach car along I-20 near Glenwood Avenue on April 13, 2013.
At least nine shots were fired from a white Ford Explorer through the double-pane windows of the Maybach before the shooter fled the scene, police said.
Lewiel, who was found in his vehicle on the side of the road, died that Thursday night at a local hospital, she said.
Family members told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had visited South DeKalb Mall twice that day, and they believe he was followed from the mall.
OG Double Dee was a rapper who recorded with the Atlanta-based Freebandz label, whose founder, rapper Future, on Friday tweeted, “RIP#DD, the AJC reported.
Homicide detectives are still investigating this fatal shooting, and ask that anyone with information about the case contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.