Man charged with murder after shooting victim found on Atlanta sidewalk

Deyanciss Dshae Burnett, 30, was charged with felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
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Deyanciss Dshae Burnett, 30, was charged with felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Police arrested a man Thursday after earlier this week finding a victim shot to death on a south Atlanta sidewalk.

An arrest warrant was obtained for 30-year-old Deyanciss Dshae Burnett in connection with the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Zerrick Monson, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown said. Burnett was charged with felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

On Tuesday, authorities were called to the 2600 block of Old Hapeville Road shortly after midnight and found Monson shot to death. The address corresponds to a home near the Browns Mill Golf Course in the Browns Mill Park neighborhood.

Brown did not provide a motive, but confirmed that investigators were able to identify a suspect following the shooting.

Burnett was apprehended Thursday without incident at a Chevron on Cleveland Avenue, Brown said. The gas station is less than a mile from where the shooting took place.

“We want to thank Zone 3 Crime Suppression Unit for doing an outstanding job on apprehending this dangerous murder suspect and getting him off the streets, thus making our city that much safer,” police said in a statement.

Burnett is being held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.

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