Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Arrest Made In Killing Of GA Repo Man

Our condolences to the family and friends of 27-year old Brandon Thomas who was shot and killed on Nov. 12 while trying to repossess a vehicle.
Here's the update and previous story from the Rome News-Tribune:
ATLANTA (AP) — A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Kennesaw man who was killed when he tried to repossess a car.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Fulton County Police spokeswoman Melissa Parker says U.S. marshals arrested 29-year-old Justin Moore in DeKalb County Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Moore began firing a shotgun at the two repo men after they had loaded his 2004 Ford Mustang on their tow truck Thursday morning. They drove away, but police say he chased them in another car and ran them off the road.

Moore is accused of killing 27-year-old Brandon Thomas and wounding 36-year-old Willie Thackston.

Officers found the car Thursday night behind a warehouse in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

From Nov. 4: Ga. repo man killed, another wounded by shooter

ATLANTA (AP) — Police are searching for a gunman who killed a repo man and critically wounded another as they tried to repossess his car in south Fulton County.

Police spokesman Scott McBride says the two men had loaded the 2004 Mustang on a tow truck early Thursday morning when the car's owner began shooting at them. The two men fled in the tow truck with the car attached, but the shooter followed them in another vehicle.

McBride says the shooter ran the tow truck off the road and shot the two men, killing the passenger and wounding the driver. The shooter then took the Mustang and drove away.

Police briefly chased the suspect, but he was able to get away.

McBride said police are searching for 29-year-old Justin Moore in connection with the shooting. The names of the victims have not been released.

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