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Decatur Police seek suspect accused of double murder at Trinity Walk apartments

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Decatur Police seek suspect accused of double murder at Trinity Walk apartments


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Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated.

Decatur Police are investigating a double murder at the Trinity Walk apartments and have identified a suspect.

The murder occurred Sunday morning, March 25.

“Arrest warrants for two counts of murder and one count of theft by taking a motor vehicle have been issued for Royce Stewart,” the Polcie Department announced. “Royce Stewart was last seen operating a silver 2014 Ford Mustang Convertible GA tag: 1BARB1E. Police are asking anyone who has information concerning the location of Royce Stewart to contact the Decatur Police Department at (404) 373-6551 or Crime Stoppers at 404/577-TIPS.”

One of the victims was 14 year old Shykia Ward-Reese. She was a student at Renfroe Middle School. The other male victim has not been identified yet.

Photos provided by Decatur Police

Trinity Walk apartments are located at 421 West Trinity Place and are owned by the Decatur Housing Authority.

Police responded to the apartments on Sunday, March 25, at 9:35 a.m. to a call about a person stabbed.

“”Upon arrival, Decatur Police found two deceased persons inside the residence,” the Police Department said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Decatur Police Criminal Investigations Division with the case.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

Editor’s note: Earlier police reports indicated the victim’s name was Shykia Ward. Police have clarified that her full name is Shykia Ward-Reese.

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