Suspect arrested, charged with murder in SW Atlanta gas station shooting

D'Quon Hayes, a suspect in a Jan. 22 homicide at a Citgo in southwest Atlanta, was arrested Monday. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Credit: Fulton County jail

Credit: Fulton County jail

D'Quon Hayes, a suspect in a Jan. 22 homicide at a Citgo in southwest Atlanta, was arrested Monday. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Police on Monday arrested a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last month at a Citgo gas station in Adamsville.

A team of investigators took D’Quon Hayes, 29, into custody without incident, Atlanta police announced Tuesday afternoon. He faces a murder charge stemming from a Jan. 22 incident in which 47-year-old William Singfield Jr. was killed in a pre-dawn shooting in the 3600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers sent to the Citgo that morning found the victim critically injured from a gunshot wound. Paramedics took the man to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Investigators recovered evidence at the scene and homicide detectives established probable cause to secure warrants for Hayes’ arrest one day later, according to a news release.

Hayes had remained at large since, but investigators worked with the department’s fugitive unit to locate him.

“The APD homicide unit investigators continue to show their determination and investigative prowess in tracking down those responsible for murders in our city,” a police spokesperson said in a statement. “The fugitive unit continues to be a stellar team player in working with investigators, making these arrests, and taking these suspects into custody.”

It will mark the second homicide case in which Hayes faces charges within the past five months.

Court records show he was indicted in September on charges of murder and several violent felonies in connection with a November 2020 shooting.

According to an arrest warrant, Hayes shot 45-year-old Terrence Beavers in the chest and killed him early the morning of Nov. 17, 2020. Fulton County police found Beavers dead inside a Chevy Malibu crashed into a retaining wall on an embankment beneath the I-20 overpass along Fulton Industrial Boulevard, the warrant states.

Fulton County court records indicate Hayes’ case was placed on a judicial hold after he failed to appear for a Nov. 3 plea and arraignment hearing. Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram lifted the hold Tuesday when Hayes was arrested, court records show.

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