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Cops: Felon shot woman, son in DeKalb home invasion

Authorities are searching for a felon accused of breaking into a Decatur home and shooting a mother and her son in front of small children, DeKalb County police said. 

Damien “Day-Day” Armstead has been on the run since the Monday morning invasion at the Citrus Court home, police said.

About 5:30 a.m., Armstead forced himself inside and shot the victims multiple times, DeKalb Maj. Jerry Lewis said in a news release.

The mother and son were taken to local hospitals. Police said Monday the two suffered “serious injuries,” but updated conditions have not been released. 

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Two small children, including an infant, were inside the home during the shooting, DeKalb police said Monday. 

The relationship between Armstead and the woman, if any, was not released.

About an hour-and-a-half before the gunfire, DeKalb police were on the scene of another shooting in the 3300 block of Flat Shoals Road that injured an 8-year-old boy. Police don’t believe the shootings are related. 

Armstead, 34, faces two counts of aggravated assault, first-degree home invasion, three counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  

He previously served a year and three months at Dodge State Prison for drug possession near an elementary school in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. 

Armstead is described as 5-foot-4 and 145 pounds. 

Police consider him “armed and extremely dangerous” and urge anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call them at 770-724-7850. 

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