Police have filed murder charges in the case of two Athens men discovered shot to death inside a Gwinnett storage unit in March.
Investigators also charged a new suspect in the murder case, bringing the total number of people charged to five.
Lesley Green, Shabazz Guidry and Robert Carlisle were charged Thursday with two counts each of felony murder, Gwinnett police said.
Police also charged Philmon Chambers, 30, with two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime for allegedly concealing the deaths of Derrick Ruff and Joshua Jackson. He is currently incarcerated in Athens for a crime in that area, according to authorities.
The bodies of Ruff and Jackson, both 25, were discovered inside the Extra Space Storage along Lawrenceville Highway on March 17, police said. Both men died of apparent gunshot wounds.
The two were reported missing from Clarke County in mid-December, and the Ford Expedition they were last seen in was found abandoned in a neighborhood off Monfort Road outside of Lawrenceville days after their disappearance, according to police.
Investigators said the killings were likely gang-related.
Though five men are now charged in the killings, only three are in custody, police said.
Green, Guidry and Chambers are behind bars while Carlisle and a fifth man — 29-year-old Justin Jamal Davis — remain at large, police said.
Davis faces two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime for his alleged role in concealing the deaths of Ruff and Jackson, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Michele Pihera told AJC.com.
Investigators said additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.
Anyone who knows Davis or Carlisle’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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