DeKalb arrests man in ‘AK-47’ shooting death

Michael Lamar Grier (Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

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Michael Lamar Grier (Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

DeKalb County authorities arrested a man in a college classroom in connection with a shooting death this month, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Friday.

Deputies arrested Michael Lamar Grier, 33, without incident, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said in a news release that said “AK-47 murder arrests continue.”

Grier was booked into the DeKalb County jail and charged with felony murder, according to jail records.

The arrest took place at Atlanta Technical College on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta, Williams said.

Grier is one of two suspects in the death of Jordan Morris, 22, of Decatur, Williams said. Javian Bernard Nesby was arrested Thursday in connection with the incident.

Morris’ body was found April 12 with a bullet hole in his left cheek, authorities said. Witnesses and video had seen him chased by a man with an AK-47-style rifle through the parking lot of the Super Inn on Wesley Chapel Road.

Police said Morris was targeted because of an “ongoing dispute,” but the nature of the dispute hasn’t been released.

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