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Trio accused of murder in April Aldi parking lot shooting

Posted July 31

— The three men suspected in the April 13 Aldi parking lot shooting have been indicted for murder.

Clayton County police identified the men as suspects shortly after David Koran Gibbs, 23, was found shot and killed in the backseat of a vehicle outside the grocery store at the corner of Riverdale Road and Garden Walk Boulevard. According to the Clayton County District Attorney's Office, Gibbs was shot when a drug deal turned deadly.

Dayvonn Lataevean Boyer, 23, Jerrell Kaheem Moore, 21, and Marc Anthony Brione Bell, 22, were indicted by a Clayton County grand jury July 12 on charges of murder, carrying a concealed weapon, and participation in criminal gang activity in connection with Gibbs' death. They are being held in the Clayton County Jail.

All three were arrested within weeks of the shooting. Moore, of Jonesboro, was taken into custody without incident in southwest Atlanta the morning of April 21, according to authorities, and Bell, a College Park resident, was arrested around 4 p.m. the same day, also without incident.

Boyer was located in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 1 and was taken into custody by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. He has been held in the Clayton County Jail since May 17.

According to authorities, Gibbs was involved in an altercation in a car with a group of other men prior to the shooting April 13, apparently over a drug deal.

"Witnesses advised that Gibbs was seen inside of the vehicle with an unknown number of males when the shooting occurred," a Clayton County Police Department spokeswoman said in an April press release. "Officers were also advised that immediately after the shooting, several males were seen fleeing from the vehicle after it collided with a parked car."

Police combed the area of the grocery for hours following the shooting, searching for the men with no success. The Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Boyer, Moore and Bell a few days later.

An arraignment hearing is expected to be scheduled for all three defendants in the coming weeks.

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