The sister of a woman shot during a carjacking in southwest Atlanta said she’s alive because she had a guardian angel: Beverly Jenkins.
Ashley Graves’ older sister, Anna Graves, said her sister was moved out of ICU Tuesday.
“It really makes you feel like Beverly was with Ashley that night,” Anna Graves said. “She was with her that night, because my sister could have lost her life easily.”
Ashley Graves was shot in her stomach and leg during a carjacking at a BP gas station on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, Channel 2 reported.
Investigators found her stolen White Nissan the next day when officers got into a chase with the two suspects. The vehicle ended up crashing into a basketball court at a park near the Bankhead MARTA station, AJC.com previously reported.
Bays and Jones are accused of several violent crimes in Atlanta and Gwinnett County, police said. In addition to shooting Graves and Jenkins, Bays, along with Geovanni Perez, 18, is also tied to a deadly shooting outside a Gwinnett bowling alley in July.
All three suspects are in custody, according to police.
For now, Anna Graves said she’s praying for a full recovery for her sister.
“That’s my baby, and I don’t want to see her in so much pain,” she said.