By Linda Looney-Bond
Clayton County Police are awaiting the extradition of two suspects, recently captured in New York City, who are wanted for the shooting death of one man, and the wounding of another, at a Morrow pizza shop.
Darnell Michael Matthews, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Wednesday at an apartment complex in Brooklyn, according to James Ergas, supervising inspector of the U.S. Marshals Service, Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Anthony Idris Bostic, 22, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday at an apartment complex in Manhattan, Ergas said. He said both men are being held in separate county jails in the area.
The incident occurred April 13, at the Little Caesars Pizza located at 6550 Mt. Zion Boulevard, Morrow.
Brian Patterson, Jr., 25, of Rex, was shot outside the restaurant and later pronounced dead at Southern Regional Medical Center.
Quantavius Robinson, 20, of Atlanta, was shot when an apparent stray bullet went through the window of the restaurant and struck him in the foot while he was ordering pizza at the counter, according to Clayton County Police.
The two suspects face murder and aggravated assault charges, according to Clayton County Police Spokeswoman Lt. Rebecca Brown.
The two fugitives apparently traveled to New York together, according to Ergas. "They had some associates, girlfriends and such, from that area," He said.
Ergas said he could not elaborate on how the suspects were located, but said they were found "through investigative techniques."
He did not have information on when the pair would be sent back to Georgia, but said that will depend on whether they fight, or waive, extradition.