Ira Baxter
Photo: DeKalb jail
Photo: DeKalb jail

Cops: DeKalb drug dealer kills man after being paid in fake money

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit on Tuesday arrested a man accused of a fatal shooting after realizing he was paid in fake money for drugs.

Ira Herbert Baxter, 25, of Stone Mountain is charged with murder and three counts of aggravated assault in the Sunday shooting, the sheriff’s office said. 

According to warrants cited by the sheriff’s office, Baxter fired several rounds into a vehicle occupied by four people on Stone Mill Way. That was allegedly after he realized the money was fake.

Vincent Blyden, 20, died, DeKalb police said. The sheriff’s office said he was shot in the back of the head.

Sheriff’s investigators apprehended Baxter without incident at an apartment complex near the crime scene.

Further details weren’t immediately released.

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