Two more suspects have been charged with felony murder in connection with a November shooting that left one suspect’s twin brother dead.
Alexander Scott, 16, of Doraville, was arrested Friday, Feb. 2, on charges of felony murder, criminal attempt to purchase marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Scott was shot in the incident, which occurred around 3 a.m. on Nov. 28.
Michael Connor, 19, of Lawrenceville, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 1, on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to purchase marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Tyler Schulte, 20, of Buford, was previously charged with murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on Jan. 20. He briefly fled to Ohio before returning to his grandmother’s house in Buford, where he surrendered to police.
Blake Schulte, 20, of Buford, died of a gunshot wound after he and Tyler Schulte, his twin brother, met Scott and a friend at a neighborhood clubhouse on Express Lane in Buford on Nov. 28. Scott told a Gwinnett County detective that he was planning on buying marijuana from Blake Schulte and Tyler Schulte.
Scott and Tyler Schulte’s accounts to the police differ. Scott said that after Blake Schulte told him to look at the bag of marijuana, Scott heard someone say “give it up,” and Scott turned to run before getting shot in the back of the head. Tyler Schulte told police that he only shot after hearing a gunshot from the car in which Scott and his friend arrived.
Scott was unable to move after being shot, and Blake Schulte and Tyler Schulte fled on foot before being picked up by a friend driving Tyler Schulte’s car, Det. Micah Hegwood said at Tyler Schulte’s preliminary hearing on Jan. 26. Blake Schulte sustained a gunshot wound to the waist at some point during the incident. His body was found in Tyler Schulte’s car on a dirt road in Hall County later on Nov. 28.
Police are unsure who fired the bullet that caused Blake Schulte’s death, but all three suspects can be charged with murder under Georgia’s party to a crime statute, as police believe that an armed robbery caused the shootout that killed Blake Schulte.
Police would not disclose details of Connor’s alleged involvement in the incident.