The second man arrested in connection with the Dec. 26 shooting death of college student and Army reservist Xavier Arnold was denied bond Thursday afternoon.
With friends and family by his side, 22-year-old Qutravius Palmer turned himself in at the Atlanta Police Department’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon, according to Channel 2 Action News.
He was taken to the DeKalb County jail, where he was being held on felony murder and armed robbery charges. He made his first appearance in DeKalb County Magistrate Court on Thursday. The judge could not set bond because of the murder charge, Channel 2 said.
On Dec. 26, Arnold, his girlfriend and another friend were on a bike trail in the Kirkwood community when shots were fired during the attempted robbery, Atlanta police said. The trio had planned to take pictures of graffiti on the trail when they were approached by two men, according to police.
Palmer and a 14-year-old boy allegedly shot Arnold in the head and his friend in the leg as Arnold’s girlfriend watched, police said. Both men were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, but Arnold, 21, did not survive his injuries.
The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested Saturday for his alleged part in Arnold’s shooting death. He has been charged with one count of murder and one count of armed robbery, said Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Gregory Lyon.
The teen waived his first court appearance Monday before a DeKalb County judge.