Fulton County police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that left a man dead in a south Fulton auto parts yard early Saturday.
Marvin Copeland, 46, of College Park, an employee of All Star Automotive, was arrested and charged with murder aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police have not identified the man killed in the shooting.
Police said Copeland is the brother of the owner of the business, and was working security when the shooting occurred at the business on Roosevelt Highway in unincorporated Union City, according to Channel 2 Action News. He is being held in the Fulton Co. jail.
Police spokesman Sgt. Scott McBride told Channel 2 authorities were called to All Star Automotive around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Neighbors told police they heard shooting in the area Friday night, but the body was not discovered until Saturday morning. McBride told Channel 2 the dead man allegedly had been with a group of people attempting to vandalize the business. McBride told Channel 2 that Copeland is being charged because under Georgia law, it is illegal to use deadly force to defend property unless someone's life is in jeopardy. He said evidence in the case has not shown that Copeland's life was in danger.
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