Man shot to death at Atlanta transit station, suspect turns himself in to police

man shot to death at atlanta transit station suspect turns himself in to police
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Jul. 14 2021, Published 10:38 a.m. ET

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A 29-year-old man was shot and killed at one of Atlant's transit stations and police say one of the suspects has turned himself in.

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On July 5, MARTA police said Deontray C. White, 29, was shot once on the downtown Atlanta transit station’s east platform and pronounced dead at the scene.

On July 6, MARTA police released photos of two men suspected in the shooting, one who pulled the trigger and one who drove the pair away from the scene, officials said.

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Victor Edward Williams Jr., 27, was one of those men in the photos and he turned himself in to police on July 12, police said.

According to authorities, Williams was escorted by his attorney and surrendered at the MARTA Police Central Precinct.

Officials have not said if they believe Williams was the driver or the shooter in the incident, but he was charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Officers have also not disclosed what led to the shooting.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported MARTA Police Chief M. Scott Kreher said, “As the nation and our region grapple with increased levels of violent crime, would-be criminals would be wise to stay away from MARTA. MARTA has an extensive network of cameras throughout the system and a near-perfect record of apprehending suspects by our officers. We will work with the court to hold this suspect accountable and seek justice for the victim.”

Police have not provided any more details regarding the second suspect in this case.

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