Lawrence Ray Pittman Lewis
Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

EXCLUSIVE: Second man arrested in first Atlanta homicides of 2019, found in Louisiana

A second suspect has been accused of shooting and killing two people in southwest Atlanta on Jan. 3 — the first two homicides in the city this year.

Lawrence Ray Pittman Lewis, 35, was arrested Sunday in Louisiana because of holds he had out of Fulton County and Mississippi, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

Atlanta police said they’ve obtained a murder warrant against him in connection with the shooting deaths of Quinton Porter, 35, and Frederick Parker, 30. 

The warrant police obtained was for Johnathan Pittman, 34, which the sheriff’s office confirmed is an alias of Lawrence Lewis, which is the name on his state driver’s license.

Carlos Marques White, 40, of Atlanta, was arrested Jan. 11 and charged in connection with the double homicide, AJC.com previously reported.

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Carlos Marques White
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

According to an arrest citation, White is accused of participating “in the murder of two victims by providing a ride away from the crime scene.”

The citation accuses Lewis of shooting Porter and Parker while they sat in the front of an Infinity SUV in the 800 block of Lee Street around 7:15 a.m. Surveillance video allegedly shows him go through the pockets of Porter, the driver, before getting into a Toyota Camry, allegedly driven by White.

A tipster told police White was the getaway driver. White admitted to police he was with Porter and Parker that night before their deaths, but he denied being involved, according to the citation. 

White faces two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of theft, influencing a witness, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Fulton County court records.

He has been denied bond on all charges and remains in the Fulton County Jail, court records show.

The full list of charges isn’t available for Lewis, and it’s unknown when he’ll be extradited to Georgia. He remains in the Calcasieu Parish Jail without bond.

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