Man accused of I-285 road-rage killing released from jail

Johnnie Hudson

Johnnie Hudson

A man accused of gunning down a fellow motorist after a minor accident on I-285 has been released from the DeKalb County jail.

Johnnie Hudson, 39, of Decatur was released on $75,000 bond Saturday, according to jail records. Court records show the bond was granted by Judge Curtis Miller.

Hudson is charged with murder in the June 5 death of Chris Ervin, 33, of Stone Mountain.

It appeared Hudson's truck rear-ended Ervin's Lexus on the interstate, near Ponce de Leon Avenue, according to the police report. Police have said Hudson shot Ervin as Ervin got out of his car and approached Hudson's driver's-side window.

Hudson then asked a witness to call 911 because, “I just shot him,” the police report said.

Ervin, who reportedly wasn’t armed, had started his day thankful to be alive.

“I’m having a wonderful morning just sitting here with a big smile on my face,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post, “thanking God for everything he has helped me ... through.”

Hudson stayed on the scene and was arrested.

On Thursday, his phone rang unanswered.

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