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Warrant issued for Mead Road shooting suspect

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Decatur Police are seeking a suspect in connection with a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Leyden Street and Mead Road on Dec. 28.

Lt. Jennifer Ross said police obtained a warrant for 18-year-old Billy Lamont Parson, Jr., of Atlanta.

Ross provided these photos of Parson:

He is described as a black male, approximately 5’5, 110 pounds, with piercings in both ears and in the top of his right cheek. He is considered armed and dangerous, Ross said.

“If you have information on the whereabouts of Billy Lamont Parson Jr., please contact Sgt. Hall at 678/553-6657 or amy.hall@decaturga.com or contact Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404/577-TIPS (5477) or text tip to ‘CRIMES’ (274637),” Ross said.

The incident occurred around 7:24 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Dec. 28.

“Officers arrived and located the victim, an adult male, with a gunshot wound to the groin,” Ross said. “The victim initially stated he was robbed but then stated he got into an argument with a group of males over money he owed to someone but could not provide a name.”

In a previous statement, Ross said, “The victim is familiar with the suspects.”

The victim was treated at a local hospital.

A witness reported hearing a gunshot and told police that “four black males who appeared to be in their teens” ran from the scene toward Oakhurst Park. Police have not released details about any additional suspects.

“It is still an active case,” Ross said.

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