UPDATE: Atlanta Police make an arrest in connection with murder in Kroger parking lot
This story has been updated.
Atlanta Police have announced the arrest of a suspect accused of being involved in the March 10 murder of Joshua Richey in the parking lot of the Kroger at 725 Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Police have arrested Demarius Thompson, 29, and have charged him with Richey’s murder.
“Mr. Thompson was taken into custody without incident this afternoon while eating lunch,” the Police Department said in a press release. “He was charged with homicide and will be transported to the Fulton County Jail.”
According to police, on March 10 at 2 pm, the victim was shot “after he attempted to confront someone who was breaking into his vehicle. The suspects left the scene in a black BMW with tinted windows and possibly a drive out tag.”
The murder occurred at a Kroger location dubbed “Murder Kroger” by shoppers due to a series of bizarre events at the sore. A murder that occurred in the parking lot in the 1990’s and a dead body that was discovered there in 2002. The store’s ownership recently tried to rechristen it as “Beltline Kroger.”