Suspect sought in Thanksgiving Day shooting (Nov. 28, 2011)
The man suspected of shooting a 21-year-old Conyers man seven times in a drug-deal-turned-robbery on Thanksgiving morning turned himself in at the Rockdale County jail on Sunday.
Marcus Mandela Campbell, 19, of Atlanta was charged with aggravated assault.
According to Conyers Police Lt. Jack Dunn, investigators had been in contact with Campbell's family and had put Campbell's name on wanted lists. "It was inevitable. He made a wise decision to turn himself in," Dunn said.
Campbell had met with the vicitm at the entrance of the Meadows Crossing Apartments off Iris Drive on Thanksgiving morning for a drug transaction involving an ounce or less of marijuana. Campbell had arrived in a car with two other males and the vicitm had arrived in a car with a juvenile male. Neither Campbell nor the vicitm lived at the Meadows Crossing Apartments.
Campbell then got into the back seat of a Dodge Charger with the victim in the front seat. At some point, the drug deal turned into a robbery, with Campbell attempting to rob the victim and the juvenile male.
"According to the witnesses, he produced a gun and said empty your pockets," said Dunn. "We don’t know what started the gunfire."
Campbell then allegedly shot the victim seven times throughout the body, with at least one shot striking the chin, and then fled on foot.
Two other males that had arrived with Campbell in a vehicle were later located by police. Investigators also recovered a handgun at the scene.
Conyers police intend to update Campbell's charges to reflect the drug deal as well. Georgia does not have a charge of attempted murder.