1 arrested on murder charge in shooting outside Sandy Springs Kroger

Cortney Demar White
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Cortney Demar White

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2nd suspect remains at large, considered armed and dangerous by police

A man suspected in the recent shooting death of a 22-year-old in the parking lot of a Sandy Springs shopping center has been arrested on multiple charges, including murder. A second man suspected in the same shooting remains at large.

Cortney Demar White, 35, contacted authorities to turn himself in Monday, according to Sandy Springs police spokesman Sgt. Sal Ortega. White was arrested on charges of murder, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to murder, and aggravated battery.

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Devonte Lavonne Childs

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

Devonte Lavonne Childs
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Devonte Lavonne Childs

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

A second man, 25-year-old Devonte Lavonne Childs, has not been found, Ortega said. Sandy Springs police have secured a warrant on multiple charges, including murder, aggravated assault with intent to murder and multiple gun counts.

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White and Childs are accused of shooting two men during what police described as a botched drug deal last week outside a Kroger. Both victims were injured and taken to the hospital where one man, Yemi Ezekiel Mabiaku of Atlanta, died. The second man, who has not been identified by police, is expected to survive.

Childs is still a fugitive and considered armed and dangerous, Ortega said. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Sandy Springs police Detective Pearson at JPearson@SandySpringsGa.Gov or by phone at 770-551-6939.

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