Arrest made in teen killing

By Ed Brock

Clayton County police have made several arrests in the shooting death of a Mundy's Mill High School student, including the alleged gunman.

Artavious Rashad Abercrombie, 18, of College Park is charged with malice murder in connection with the April 23 shooting death of Larry Bishop, Jr. at a party in Whaley's Lake subdivision near the school, Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said. Clayton County police officers and members of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad arrested Abercrombie without resistance at his girlfriend's house on Adena Lane around 5:25 a.m. Friday.

Also arrested earlier this month in connection with Bishop's shooting were 21-year-old Jonathan Antoine Scott and 19-year-old Jeremy Tavone Womack of Jonesboro, 17-year-old Dannie Lee Roberts of College Park, 18-year-old Michael Kevin Curtis, Jr. of Fairburn and two juveniles whose names were not released due to their ages.

Scott, Womack and both juveniles were charged with affray. Roberts was also charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and being a person under 18 in possession of a weapon. One of the juveniles, a 16-year-old Riverdale youth, was also charged with aggravated assault and weapon possession by someone under 18.

Curtis was charged with terroristic threats.

Two men opened fire at a house party on the night of the incident, shooting four people, and killing one of them, Turner said previously, adding that the killing could have been "pay-back" following a fight at Mundy's Mill High School.

A man in fatigues with an assault rifle and another man with a handgun shot Bishop, Deshawn Marcus Womack, 20, of Jonesboro, Shekidi Nesbeth, 16, of McDonough, and Lachanzny McCord, 16, of McDonough.

Turner said Abercrombie claimed Bishop fired at him, first, with a handgun. Abercrombie is scheduled to appear in court this morning.