From there, authorities have said, Callaway ended up off Flat Shoals Road in DeKalb, where he fired into Bankston’s car. He left behind a 1-year-old daughter and a fiancée who was pregnant with another daughter, the family said. In addition to murdering Bankston, Callaway was convicted of shooting at relatives who were in Bankston’s vehicle.
Friends and family members of Nicholas Bankston grieve at the scene of where he was shot and killed on Feb. 22, 2018. (JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM)
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As news spread of the shootings, a tipster alerted police hours later to a silver Infiniti SUV, which Callaway had apparently spray-painted in an attempt to disguise it. A Georgia state trooper spotted the SUV on Constitution Boulevard in south DeKalb.
Callaway refused to pull over initially but later stopped at a Moreland Avenue shopping center, where he was arrested.