2 men charged with murder in death of Woodstock smoke shop clerk

Two men accused of killing a Cherokee County smoke shop clerk during a robbery were arrested in Louisiana, Woodstock police said Monday afternoon.

Both Justin Clay White, 25, of College Park, and Dominique Rashad Stevens, 22, of Atlanta, are charged with murder in the death of store clerk Enrique “E.J.” Delos-Reyes, Jr. at Smoke 911, Woodstock police Chief Calvin Moss said.

U.S. Marshals Friday arrested White and Stevens in Jefferson Parish, La. They are expected to be extradited to Cherokee County, Moss said.

About 11:45 p.m. May 20, two men entered the store in the Shoppes of Woodstock on Ga. 92 and shot the 20-year-old clerk in the chest, according to police. The suspects left the shop in a gray, four-door BMW with a dealer’s drive-out tag.

Delos-Reyes was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, but did not survive.

Two days after Delos-Reyes was killed, the GBI released a composite sketch of one suspect. The store offered a $5,000 reward to help find those responsible for the killing, but it was not known Monday whether anyone was eligible to receive the money.

“This case is an outstanding example of our citizens, the media, and law enforcement agencies working together to bring offenders to justice,” Moss said in an emailed statement. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with E.J.’s family and we hope that these arrests bring some level of comfort to them in this difficult time.”

Stevens was previously convicted of felony theft by receiving stolen property and spent 2½ years in state prison, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was released from Smith State Prison in Glennville on June 2, 2014.

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