Roden Meadows
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department

Suspect arrested in GSU student’s shooting death; funeral set 

A man believed to have shot and killed a Georgia State University student was arrested Tuesday afternoon, DeKalb County police said. 

Roden Meadows, 22, faces murder charges in a Citgo gas station shooting May 15 that killed 24-year-old Jason Williams, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. Meadows was arrested at his home. 

“Surveillance video showed the victim and suspect together at the Citgo gas station,” she said. “An altercation occurred inside of a vehicle where the victim was shot, exited the vehicle and collapsed in the parking lot.”

Jason Williams (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

According to police, Meadows and Williams drove to the station and went inside the convenience store to purchase gas, Campbell said. Shortly after they left the store, pumped gas and got back in the car, Meadows fired shots at Williams, police said.

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Details about what led to the shooting and the nature of their relationship was not released. DeKalb investigators were still interviewing Meadows about the shooting, Campbell said.

Williams, who had a job orientation the day of the shooting, had been reported missing by his mother earlier that day. He was last seen near his Ellenwood home, his father said in a Facebook post.

Williams was a sophomore majoring in business administration at Georgia State’s Clarkston campus, school spokeswoman Andrea Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Services for Williams will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murray Brothers Funeral Home’s Cascade Chapel, according to a Facebook post. A viewing is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the chapel. 

Williams’ father, who shares the same name, offered thanks for the support they’ve received: “We thank you again for showering us with such an abundance of timely support, unrelenting love, and powerful prayers during this time.” 

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