Man arrested, accused of shooting shoe seller during sales app meetup

Eric Jordan Elam
Eric Jordan Elam

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

A man is behind bars after authorities said he agreed to meet a Kennesaw man to buy shoes but instead shot him multiple times.

Eric Jordan Elam, 26, of Acworth, is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in the Feb. 9 shooting of Diamond Fane, according to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker.

Fane, 24, drove himself to his girlfriend’s residence at the Hidden Falls Mobile Home Park in Acworth after being shot, AJC.com previously reported.

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Investigators found Fane lying in the doorway of one of the units about 2:30 p.m., Baker said. He had gunshot wounds to his chest and arm.

Fane told investigators he went to the Waldan Pond apartment complex on Bells Ferry Road after he arranged to meet the buyer through an online app, Baker said.

However, the man took Fane’s shoes and shot him, Baker said. The man then drove off in a gold Infiniti.

Fane was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. The Infiniti was later found abandoned off Wooten Lake Road in Cobb County, Baker said.

It’s not clear how Cherokee authorities connected Elam to the shooting. He was arrested by U.S. marshals in Stone Mountain, Baker said.

Baker said Elam is facing an additional count of armed robbery in an incident that occurred Feb. 3 at a Walmart on Bells Ferry Road. According to investigators, Elam robbed a woman at gunpoint and demanded her phone and cash.

He was taken to the DeKalb County Jail, where he remains with no bond.

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