Man arrested after shooting death at Sandy Springs nightclub

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

Police have arrested a 23-year-old in connection with a shooting death after a fight at a Sandy Springs nightclub Saturday morning.

Officers were called to La Dona on Northwood Drive, just off Roswell Road and south of I-285, around 1:10 a.m. regarding a person shot during a fight, authorities said. The suspect is accused of taking out a gun at some point during the fight and fatally shooting the victim, whose identity has not been released as the Fulton County medical examiner works to notify his next of kin.

Surveillance footage caught the suspected gunman leaving the venue, and he could be seen wearing a blue sleeveless shirt and black pants. Sandy Springs police announced Sunday morning that they had arrested Zerric Jacoby Wilson-Scott, 23, in connection with the shooting.

According to the arrest warrants, the dispute began inside the club, where the shooting victim allegedly hit Wilson-Scott first. Wilson-Scott then went to the security guards to tell them he’d been struck by the other man, and they thanked him for not retaliating but escorted him outside and asked him to leave.

Instead of leaving, Wilson-Scott waited outside, the warrants said. The victim exited the club a short time later and the two men began fighting. A witness told police that during the fight, Wilson-Scott pulled a gun and shot the victim several times, according to the warrants.

Wilson-Scott later turned himself in at the Fulton jail and submitted to an interview with police, but he demanded an attorney as the questioning became more detailed, the warrants said.

He was booked on charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, online records show. He remains in jail without bond.

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