At a press conference today, Atlanta police said three men are in custody and charged with murder in the Nov. 22 shooting death of Charles Boyer in Virginia-Highland.
Here are our notes:
- Police said there are 6 people allegedly involved in for a wide range of crimes. For the Boyer case specifically, 3 suspects are in custody and charged.
- Police said they have not determined these crimes to be gang related. But they haven’t ruled that out either.
- Police said these crimes committed by a loose group of people who could be involved in 20 or so incidents. They have “some association with one and other.”
- A majority of the suspects are from the Amal Heights community
in Lakewoodin the Lakewood region. [Where is Amal Heights? See on Google Maps.]
- The first incident happened Aug 18 and went up to time of Mr. Wise’s incarceration Nov 27.
- Police said suspects ages are 18 to early 20′s.
- Tamario Wise, age 18, was described by police as possibly the ring leader. “Every day he would go to the labor pool for criminals to commit these crimes with him.”
- Police said that after Mr. Wise’s arrest, things started coming together.
- Police said Mr. Wise is being charged with murder and 3 counts of armed robbery (Boyer case. Taxi cab driver case. And a still to be announced case, pending line ups.) As are the others.
- For all the incidents, police said there are a total of 5 suspects in custody, with one other outstanding arrest warrant, according to police.
- Police aren’t yet going to say who pulled the trigger in the Boyer case.
- Regarding rumors that Wise had cut off an angle monitor and rumors that he attacked a visitor from Orlando: Police could not confirm either of those at this time.
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- APD Announces Arrests In November Virginia Highland Murder (CBS Atlanta)
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