Fairburn police were investigating a shooting in the parking lot of the Hardee’s on Senoia Road on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

4 people arrested in fatal shooting outside Fairburn Hardee’s

Fairburn police have identified the four people arrested in a fatal shooting that investigators believe happened during a drug deal outside a fast food restaurant.

The shooting happened late Thursday in the parking lot of the Hardee’s on Senoia Road.

“We do have information that the victim and the suspects were involved in some kind of transaction, possibly involving marijuana,” Fairburn police Sgt. Anthony Bazydlo told Channel 2 Action News said. “Something went south; we’re still trying to figure out what happened.”

The restaurant was closed when the shooting happened, but Bazydlo said there was a witness “that observed the entire incident.”

According to Channel 2, police said the shooting victim, 22-year-old Clayton Smith from Meriwether County, was the person allegedly selling the drugs. One of the suspects was injured by gunfire, but police did not name him.

The following suspects were charged with murder and armed robbery in the case:

  • Quintavius Hawkins, 20
  • Mountavius Holt, 20
  • Rontavius Holt, 18
  • Labrinzo Matthews, 21

Hawkins also was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said.

All four suspects were being booked in the Fulton County jail on Friday.

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