2 killed in Atlanta, DeKalb shootings; arrest made in 1 death

Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

Two people were found shot to death Saturday in separate incidents in Atlanta and DeKalb County, officials said.

Shortly after noon, DeKalb police officers were called to an area along Snapfinger Parkway regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in a lot, police spokesman Lt. Shane Smith said. Janautica Whitehead, 19, was found dead inside the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound, Smith added.

Smith did not say when or where the shooting occurred. A suspect has not been identified.

About six hours prior, Atlanta police officers responded to a home in the 100 block of Campbell Street regarding a person shot. Police said Nathaniel Young of Decatur was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after, police had one person in custody: 40-year-old Joshua Warren. He was taken to the DeKalb County jail, where he faces charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Officers have not said if the victim was found inside or outside the home or what sparked the shooting.

No other details were released in either shooting. The scenes are about nine miles from each other.

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