High school student, 17, wanted in Sandy Springs fatal shooting surrenders

Jamari “PeeWee” Marable turned himself in Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of Jazhae Marshall.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

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Jamari “PeeWee” Marable turned himself in Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of Jazhae Marshall.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

A 17-year-old high school student wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Sandy Springs turned himself in Saturday, police said.

Jamari “PeeWee” Marable is charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of cruelty to children in the May 23 shooting of 21-year-old Jazhae Marshall, jail records show.

On Friday, Sandy Springs police asked for help locating the North Springs High School student, who they said was “armed and dangerous.” The following day, Marable surrendered at the Fulton County Jail, where he remains.

Police spokesman Sgt. Matt McGinnis said the teenager shot Marshall after a fight broke out between Marable’s aunt and her boyfriend, Marshall, at the Dunwoody Pointe apartments off Roswell Road. The victim was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds about 10:15 p.m., McGinnis added.

Initial reports indicated that Marable may have fired in self-defense due to Marshall being physical with his aunt, McGinnis said, but further investigation revealed Marshall did not pose a threat at the time of the shooting.

“The fight between Marshall and the aunt had ended and was over, therefore any actions taken against anyone from that point forward is no longer defense,” according to McGinnis.

The teen’s 12-year-old brother witnessed the shooting, McGinnis said, leading to the cruelty to children charge. Authorities said Marable was living with Marshall and his aunt.

“Seventeen years old, getting ready to graduate from here at North Springs High School and had his whole life in front of him,” McGinnis told Channel 2 Action News. “Keep up with your kids. Know where they are. Know what they’re doing.”

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Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.