Tipster turns in DeKalb teen accused in robbery, homicide at apartment

Last week, DeKalb County police said they figured 19-year-old murder suspect Taveyon McNeil had fled the state. 

Late Tuesday, they announced that someone had seen information online about McNeil being wanted and turned him in. He was in Phoenix, Arizona and was arrested without incident.

He awaits extradition to DeKalb, where he’s accused in the Feb. 13 shooting of 43-year-old Willie James Hammond. Neighbors called 911 after hearing a gunshot, and officers found Hammond facedown in the doorway at 1201 Fairington Village Drive in Lithonia.

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Investigators believe the motive was robbery. They took out murder warrants for McNeil, Javien Evans, 17, and Tamorris D’Tron Tyler, 26.

McNeil was the last one to be arrested in the case.

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A group of protesters spent Saturday afternoon rallying to remove a confederate monument outside the DeKalb County courthouse in Decatur.

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