Michael J. Harvey, 39, was found shot in the chest and lying in a northbound lane of Button Gwinnett Drive after an apparent car accident. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators discovered that one of the vehicles, a Honda Odyssey minivan, had been reported stolen out of Mobile.
No suspect was at the scene, but officers with police dogs discovered a rifle “a few yards away from the minivan,” according to the incident report.
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Both were charged Friday with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Harvey. Heade is in custody at the Gwinnett County jail, while Tate was extradited back to Alabama.