Man accused of causing amputation surrenders

A three-hour standoff in Lithonia ended Thursday afternoon when a shooting suspect surrendered after being holed up in the attic of a home.

Gabriel Fordham, 21, was arrested by the DeKalb County fugitive squad about 1:35 p.m. and charged with the Jan. 8 wounding of a man whose leg had to be amputated due to his injury.

Authorities said Fordham shot Darius Williams and shattered his leg after allegedly telling the victim he was not suppose to be in the neighborhood.

The shooting occurred on Scarborough Lane, the same street where the fugitive squad found Fordham on Thursday at his family’s home, barricaded inside the attic.

Fordham was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the January shooting. Authorities on Thursday also arrested Steven Britt, 27, who is accused of helping Fordham hide in the attic. Britt was charged with obstruction and hindering the apprehension of a felon.

Both were taken to the DeKalb County Jail.