Kryshlar Maxwell, left, and Patrick Croskey
Photo: DeKalb jail
Photo: DeKalb jail

DeKalb murder suspects wreck during getaway, get arrested, cops say

Two DeKalb County murder suspects were arrested after wrecking while fleeing the scene, police said.

Warrants released Monday allege Patrick Croskey of Ellenwood and Kryshlar Maxwell of Stone Mountain, both 26, caused the death of Antimothy Davis on Nov. 18. Davis, 46, was shot in the chest and arm during a soured drug deal on Horse Shoe Drive in South DeKalb, police said.

The suspects went to the door of the house and asked to buy drugs (the type isn’t clear), according to the police report. A witness to the shooting, whose identity is redacted from the report, asked them who had sent them.

A “girl,” said one suspect.

“Get her and bring her back here with you,” responded the witness.

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Apparently offended, the suspect drew a gun, pointing it in the witness’ face.

Three seconds later, when the suspect fired two shots, it was Davis who was hit, not the witness. Davis drew his own gun and shot Croskey, police said.

The suspects fled and crashed nearby. 

Emergency workers responded and found them in the car, with Maxwell trapped. Both men admitted being at the house, and Croskey admitted firing the gun, the warrants said.

The suspects remain in the county jail without bond.

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