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Decatur shooter, who remains at-large, indicted for Cobb County apartment murder


A Decatur man, Dejuan Mikel Johnson, who has not been captured, was indicted this week on a murder charge stemming from an April shooting in Mableton. 

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has been directed by Cobb Superior Court Senior Judge Robert Flournoy to apprehend Johnson.

According to court documents and his arrest warrant, Johnson is accused of shooting into the apartment of Demontay Battle at the Lake Crossing Apartment Homes on Riverside Parkway, around 1 a.m. on April 15. Battle was reportedly the target of Johnson, but Jaylin Keyes was shot in the torso during the shooting and died from his injuries.

Johnson is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The warrant says Johnson is one of multiple suspects, but other suspects have not been named.

Upon his arrest, Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady Jr. is recommending Johnson be denied bond. 


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