Simmie Reed is accused of shooting into a car on South Candler Street, killing 17-year-old Janae Owens (left) and injuring her mother.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

DeKalb road rage shooting suspect allegedly opened fire on another car

Just months before he shot into a car last Wednesday, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring her mother, Simmie Rischard Reed opened fire on another woman’s car on I-285 South, DeKalb County officials said.

According to warrants obtained Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Reed shot a round into the woman’s car on March 16 after she took a cellphone photo of him.

The warrants also reveal Reed was convicted of manslaughter in Alabama in 1988.


Reed, 50, of Decatur, was arrested late Friday in connection with a deadly June 20 road rage shooting that left teenager Janae Owens dead and her mother injured. 

Owens was in a car with her mother at a red light on South Candler Street when police said a man in a black car started shooting. 

Reed is in the DeKalb County jail on multiple charges, including murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of aggravated assault with intent to murder.

Police have not provided a possible motive. 

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Late Friday night, Decatur police announced that Simmie Rishcard Reed had been arrested and charged.

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