A Conyers man who thought a vehicle’s occupants were coming to harm one of his roommates faces five felonies after taking matters into his own hands, police said.
Tredarius Fuller, 24, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault after firing several rounds at the car, striking it twice, Conyers police Lt. Kim Lucas told AJC.com. No one was injured during the June 1 incident.
About 6:45 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call at a home off Hunting Creek Lane, Lucas said. Officers met with Fuller, who said he shot at the white Nissan Versa several times because the people inside had come to fight his roommate, according to police.
Officers confiscated a handgun and a rifle, which Fuller had placed on the curb, and took him to the police department for questioning, Lucas said.
Fuller reportedly told the officers that a woman called him and said five people in the Nissan were coming to fight his roommate, who she knew. She added that the five people were armed, Lucas said.
However, Fuller was the only person home at the time.
When he saw the Versa pulling toward his house, he fired a warning shot in the air, according to Lucas. Fuller then allegedly told officers that the woman driving the vehicle rolled down her window and told him she did not care if he was shooting at them.
As the driver turned around to leave, Fuller reportedly fired four more shots , hitting the trunk twice, Lucas said. He then went into his home to get his rifle, allegedly believing they would return. He told police he never fired the rifle.
During Fuller’s interview, other police officers found and stopped the Versa on Hunting Creek Drive, Lucas said.
The driver told the officers that she knew Fuller’s roommate and was heading there to pick up some clothes, Lucas said. None of the five people knew Fuller, they told police.
They said someone came out of the house and began shooting at them, which is why they sped away, Lucas said. The driver allowed officers to search the vehicle, and no weapons were found.
Fuller faces one count of aggravated assault for each person in the vehicle, as well as a reckless conduct charge, authorities said. He was booked into the Rockdale County Jail.
AJC.com has reached out to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office to request his booking photo and additional information about his custody. As of Tuesday evening, Fuller’s name did not appear in the county’s online jail records, so it’s unclear if he was granted bond.
Zachary Hansen, a Georgia native, covers economic development and commercial real estate for the AJC. He's been with the newspaper since 2018 and enjoys diving into complex stories that affect people's lives.