Atlanta man convicted for lethal Valentine’s Day taking pictures, DeKalb County DA says – WSB-TV Channel 2

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The DeKalb County District Lawyer’s Workplace says an Atlanta man was convicted for a lethal taking pictures on Valentine’s Day in 2021.

DA Sherry Boston’s announcement mentioned Jamaar Bracey was convicted on a number of fees, together with malice homicide, after taking pictures a person in his automotive. The sufferer died months later within the hospital after being shot within the head, the DA’s workplace mentioned.

The DA’s workplace mentioned they first turned conscious of the incident on Feb. 14, 2021, when the DeKalb Police Division and the DeKalb Fireplace Rescue Division responded to a name about an overturned car in an embankment alongside Warriors Path in an unincorporated a part of the county.

Working to get somebody out of the car, first responders eliminated 31-year-old Rodney Evans from the motive force’s seat and located him with a single gunshot wound to the top, the DA’s workplace mentioned.

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Whereas they have been capable of get Evans to the hospital, he ultimately succumbed to his accidents on June 3, 2021.

Detectives processed the crime scene and located 4 bullet casings and shattered glass within the street close to Evans’ Chrysler Sebring, and that the car had three of its 4 home windows damaged with one other bullet gap within the driver’s facet of the automotive.

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Whereas doing interviews concerning the case, the DA’s workplace mentioned detectives discovered Evans had been in a “tumultuous relationship” with a lady dwelling on Waldrop Place, lower than a mile from the scene of the crash.

Evans had a protecting order towards Evans and had instructed police she’d heard an aggressive knock on the door round 10 a.m. that morning. She instructed them she had a number of missed calls and textual content messages from Evans, and that whereas he’d left with out incident, he got here again within the afternoon.

When she noticed Evans, the lady instructed police she’d known as Bracey, who had been on the home that morning and left with their daughter. She instructed police she was scared and requested Bracey to return again, since he’d left her gun in his automotive.

She instructed police that she had known as Bracey once more and he instructed her he’d shot at Evans however didn’t suppose he’d hit him, in response to the DA’s workplace.

In response to the DA, Bracey mentioned he had shot at Evans as a result of Evans had rolled down the window as their automobiles handed one another on the street. Investigators mentioned the lady instructed them she’d argued with Bracy about firing the gun with their daughter within the automotive and that she hadn’t seen or heard from him since.

On March 10, 2021, Bracey was arrested in North Carolina and extradited again to Georgia. The DA’s workplace mentioned he was booked into the DeKalb County Jail, dealing with fees of malice homicide, felony homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in the course of the fee of a criminal offense.

Following his conviction by a jury, Bracey was sentenced to life in jail with out parole, with 15 years to be served in confinement. He was already serving a sentence of life with out parole for a deadly taking pictures in January 2021 in Cobb County, in response to the DA’s workplace. His DeKalb County sentence can be served consecutively.

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