May 16, 2022

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2nd suspect arrested in killing of ‘innocent bystander’ at DeKalb gas station

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The day after the shooting, police arrested a 14-year-old boy, whose name has not been released because he’s a juvenile. The teen was charged with felony murder and armed robbery in Battle’s death.

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The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at a Shell gas station along Covington Highway at the intersection of Wellborn Road. According to a GoFundMe page set up by family members, Battle stopped at the gas station to buy juice.

He was in the car with his girlfriend and his 1-year-old daughter when two groups began feuding, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported previously. Battle and his family were driving away from the gas station when shots rang out and he got caught in the crossfire. Once shot, he crashed into a wood line, police said.

Battle’s daughter and girlfriend were not wounded in the shooting and escaped serious injuries from the wreck. Police stressed that Battle was an innocent bystander.

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John Battle was in a car with his girlfriend and daughter when he was fatally struck by a stray bullet March 3.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

John Battle was in a car with his girlfriend and daughter when he was fatally struck by a stray bullet March 3.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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John Battle was in a car with his girlfriend and daughter when he was fatally struck by a stray bullet March 3.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News


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