Two suspects in DeKalb County Jail in custody for unrelated Decatur murders

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that two separate suspects are in custody in connection with unrelated murders that both occurred in Decatur in September.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, 19-year-old Jacquez LaJuan Freeman of Stone Mountain, Georgia surrendered to authorities at the DeKalb County Jail on Oct. 14.

An arrest warrant charges Freeman with Murder for causing the death of Justin Johnson, 29, by shooting him multiple times during an incident on Williamsburg Drive in Decatur on Sept. 18, 2021. Freeman is being held at the DeKalb County Jail without bond.

In another operation, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, along with the US Marshals Service and Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, on Oct. 15 arrested Stonecrest resident Demetrius Leshawn Baker, 19, for Murder.

Baker is accused of causing the death of Cashe Regia Lah’Jay Green Hudson, 19, by shooting her in the head on Friendly Hills Drive in Decatur on Sept. 27, 2021. Authorities located Baker hiding in a crawl space at a residence in the City of Atlanta. He was arrested without incident and transported to the DeKalb County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

 

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