Four indicted by grand jury in Capital City Club murder case
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Four people were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury Friday for the murder of a Washington D.C. businessman outside the Capital City Club, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced.
Suspects Jayden Myrick and Torrus Fleetwood were scheduled to appear before a Fulton County judge Friday morning, but the judge announced in court that the hearing had been canceled because prosecutors would present the case to the grand jury.
Myrick, 18, is accused of gunning down Christian Broder in July during a robbery outside the Capital Club Club. Broder, who owns a restaurant in Washington D.C., was in town for a wedding. He and three others were outside the gate of the private club, where the reception took place, waiting for an Uber when the shooting took place.
Atlanta Police said a car pulled up, a gunman got out, and robbed them. After turning over their items, police said Broder started following the robber as he returned to the car. That's when the fatal shots were fired.
Myrick was arrested less than a week later. Police picked up his alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Torrus Fleetwood, last month. Investigators said the two were cruising around looking for cars to break into and decided to rob Broder's group because they were an easy target.
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Kevan Reeves, 15, and Montavious Lovejoy, 15, were also indicted for their roles in the murder of Broder. Reeves and Lovejoy are scheduled to turn themselves into authorities on Sept. 13.
The case has generated lots of publicity because some wonder why Myrick was on the streets. When he was 14, Myrick was arrested for armed robbery. During his sentencing, Fulton Superior Judge Doris Downs sent him to a private counseling program rather than prison. The District Attorney's office later claimed Myrick wasn't following the rules set by his probation and asked Judge Downs to lock him up. She did but later released him again.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Myrick should never have been freed.
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All four face several charges including participation in criminal street gang activity, felony murder, armed robbery, and aggravated battery.