Khalid Bays
Photo: Fulton County Jail
Photo: Fulton County Jail

Second teen arrested in connection with Atlanta charity worker’s death

A second teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of an Atlanta grandmother who was shot and killed while driving home from her job at a center for homeless mothers, police said.

Khalid Bays, 18, turned himself in to Atlanta police Friday, police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said in a news release.

Adarius Jones (Photo: Atlanta Police Department)

Another 18-year-old suspect, Adarius Jones, was arrested Wednesday. They both face murder charges in the Aug. 12 shooting death of Beverly Jenkins.

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Jenkins, 49, was shot in the head near the intersection of Westview Drive and Hopkins Street in southwest Atlanta.

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Beverly Jenkins was fatally shot in the head while driving home from work. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

The mother of five and grandmother of four was driving home around 12:30 a.m. after working her shift at the City of Refuge, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless mothers and their families get back on their feet. 

In a news conference Wednesday, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Michael O’Connor said they found a shell casing at the scene that matches two shell casings found during a carjacking Monday on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

Officers spotted that stolen vehicle Tuesday. The driver attempted to speed away but wrecked at Mattox Park on the basketball court, O’Connor said. 

One person was taken into custody, O’Connor said, but the other got away after running onto the MARTA tracks near the Bankhead station, causing service to be briefly suspended. The person taken into custody was released without charges. O’Connor didn’t identify either of the two suspects in that incident.

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Jones waived his first appearance hearing and will remain in jail without bond, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 4. 

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