Trial begins for 3 Bloods gang members allegedly involved in shootout

Trial begins Monday for three men accused of kidnapping and killing a man during a gang-related shootout nearly two years ago.

Cordarius Genard Wyatt, Reco Rodriges Hart and Kevin Hambrick are charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, two counts of felony murder and two counts of violating Georgia’s organized gang statute in connection with the death of Adunte Carr.

All four are said to be members of the Sex Money Murder Bloods street gang, police said. The three men on trial allegedly kidnapped and fatally shot Carr during a shootout on May 15, 2014.

Hart, who was 18 at the time, was also shot during the May 15 shootout on Boulder Walk Lane, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Hours after the shooting, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers responding to 9:45 p.m. reports of shots fired and a car accident in the 1500 block of Key Road found an overturned Nissan Sentra.

The trio allegedly planned to rob Carr for a drug debt. But they didn’t know Carr was armed when they picked him up, police said.

After efforts to disarm Carr inside the moving car, Hart and Wyatt were injured as Carr shot at his would-be kidnappers. Carr also was injured and abandoned after the struggle inside the moving car led to a wreck.

The three fled. Carr later died from his injuries.

Wyatt was arrested two days later, and Hart was arrested later that month. Hambrick was arrested in July of 2014.

All three will appear Monday at 9 a.m., before Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson in Courtroom 6-C.

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