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Update: 2nd suspect charged in fatal shooting of army reservist in Atlanta

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A second person has been arrested in the deadly shooting of a 21-year-old college student and army reservist in a northeast Atlanta neighborhood and he remained in jail Thursday after being denied bond.

Mr. Qutravius Palmer, 22, was charged with felony murder and armed robbery after turning himself in Wednesday, according to Atlanta police.

His arrest came days after a 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged for the same crime.

The two are accused of killing Mr. Xavier Arnold during an armed robbery in Atlanta’s Kirkwood community on Dec. 26.

Police have not identified the juvenile because of his age.

The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. when Mr. Arnold, his girlfriend and another friend were on a bike trail at 255 Rogers St., police said.

The trio had planned to take pictures of graffiti on the trail when they were approached by two suspects, according to police.

A confrontation ensued and the suspects shot Mr. Arnold in the head and his friend in the leg as Mr. Arnold’s girlfriend watched, police said.

The teen waived his first court appearance Monday before a DeKalb County judge.

On Thursday, friends and family were with Mr. Palmer when he turned himself in at the Atlanta Police Department’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News.

He was later taken to the DeKalb County jail. He made his first appearance in DeKalb County Magistrate Court on Thursday. The judge could not set bond because of the murder charge, the news station reported.

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