Damien Armstead
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office

Felon arrested, accused of shooting mother, son during DeKalb home invasion

A felon accused of shooting a mother and son during a home invasion in Decatur on Monday was arrested Friday, authorities said.

Damien “Day-Day” Armstead, 34, of Stone Mountain, was found in a wooded area near an apartment complex in Clarkston, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

He’s accused of breaking into a home on Citrus Court and shooting the mother and son in front of small children, DeKalb police said.

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

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

Armstead has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of first-degree child cruelty, home invasion, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to DeKalb County Jail records. He was denied bond.

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. 

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