Atlanta police make arrest of probationer in August homicide


Atlanta police have arrested a 22-year-old man on charges he shot and killed a convenience store clerk in August.

According to a statement released by the Atlanta Police Department on Thursday, Garren Hill is the man who gunned down Ajit Kumar Dwivedi on Aug. 25 as he was locking up the Big Brother 2 Food Mart on Norwood Road in southeast Atlanta.

At the time of the shooting, police warned that the yet-to-be-identified shooter was very dangerous because he had also shot other people at the time.

Hill was in Detroit when he was arrested on a charge of murder, according to APD.

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Hill was in the Fulton County Jail Thursday on charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. At the time of the shooting, Hill was on probation.

Hill was first jailed in 2009 when he was charged with car theft, obstruction, reckless conduct and several traffic offenses. Hill, then 17, was sentenced to probation.

Hill was in the jail a second time last May when he was picked for missing a court appointment, a probation violation. Nine days later, a judge ordered him released on probation.

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