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Authorities Capture Teenager Accused Of Murdering Man during ‘Targeted Robbery’ In Atlanta

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office; MEGA

Jul. 3 2022, Published 2:10 p.m. ET

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A teenager accused of killing a father of two during an armed robbery in Atlanta last April has been arrested, authorities said.

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Last week, police apprehended Keon Hudson of Peachtree Corners and charged him with multiple counts, including murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, the Atlanta Police Department said.

Police have not said if they have identified other suspects or plan to make more arrests in connection to the case.

On April 4, Hudson allegedly fatally shot Desmond Ramone Key on the sidewalk in front of a luxury apartment complex in what officials claimed was a “targeted robbery,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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“A sedan, four-door vehicle pulled up adjacent to Mr. Key. The persons exited from that vehicle, walked up to Mr. Key and brandished firearms,” Atlanta police spokesman Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said shortly after the slaying, which was caught on nearby security cameras. “[They] subsequently robbed him and shot him — murdered him.”

Police identified Hudson as a suspect and law enforcement secured warrants for his arrest on June 22. He was located and arrested in Norcross the following week.

According to Woolfolk, the victim was an entrepreneur and “hard-working man.”

“Mr. Key is loved by his family and friends,” he noted. “We’ve heard from so many of them as we worked in tandem with this family throughout the course of this investigation.”


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