Felon convicted of killing man outside Atlanta gas station

A Cobb County man was convicted of murder Wednesday n an armed robbery at a northwest Atlanta gas station, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Authorities say Corey Demetrius Green, 35 of Smyrna, fatally shot Christopher Peek at the Shell gas station on the 3100 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Fulton District Attorney spokesman Chris Hopper said.

The shooting was caught on surveillance video.

Green and another man were seen entering Peek’s Honda Accord. A short time later, the video showed Green exiting the car and opening the rear passenger side door. The video then showed muzzle flashes coming from the rear of the car.

Hopper said Green and the unidentified man were ran from the car with a bag of money.

Peek was found in his car dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

“At its core, this case is about betrayal,” Assistant District Attorney Scott McAfee said in a statement. “Chris Peek was set-up by someone he knew, someone he trusted. Peek would not have died that day but for the actions of the defendant.”

In addition to murder, Green was also convicted of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a felony by a convicted felon.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Green was previously convicted of giving false statements and cocaine possession charges, according to the Department of Corrections. He served just over four months for the February 2014 crimes.

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