Demario Cotton, 28, of Decatur has no bond. Both are charged with murder in the death of Daryl Phillips, who was shot in the back near the grocery store on Wesley Chapel Road.
Thomas and Cotton presented themselves to officers as witnesses to only the aftermath of the shooting, according to a police report.
They said they heard gunshots while waiting for Phillips, and then he came running saying he’d been shot.
DeKalb police haven’t said exactly why, but Thomas and Cotton were later identified as suspects.
Warrants say the shooting was caught on video and that Phillips was shot several times in the back.
Thomas and Cotton are also charged with armed robbery for allegedly stealing more than an ounce of marijuana with a handgun at the time of the shooting.
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