2 arrested in 2 days for separate Atlanta homicides

In two days, Atlanta police arrested two alleged killers — each accused of shooting another man to death and leaving them to die.

In the first arrest, Dakota Swann, 24, was charged with a homicide that occurred more than five years ago, Sgt. Greg Lyon said Thursday.

Swann is accused of shooting Shannon Williams in the head on Jan. 18, 2008, on Little Street in southeast Atlanta, Lyon said. Williams was with a friend when the two were approached by a group of three men firing weapons, according to police. Williams died days later after being transported to the hospital in critical condition, but his friend was not injured.

The other two suspects have not been identified, Lyon said.

Swann was apprehended by the APD Fugitive Unit and booked into the Fulton County jail Tuesday. He remained jailed Thursday without bond.

In a separate case, a man already in the Fulton jail now faces a homicide charge in the April 9 death of 24-year-old Garrett Dunlap, Lyon said. Dunlap was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds outside a Delmar Lane apartment, according to police.

Darrell McBride, 28, was already jailed on felony weapon charges, records show. On Wednesday, a homicide charge was added, Lyon said. McBride is being held without bond.

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