Police find man in Easter shooting death

By Kathy Jefcoats


JONESBORO — Clayton County police have found a convicted felon charged in the Easter shooting death of a woman near Morrow.

Police locked up Willie Thomas "Tommy" Mosley, 51, Friday afternoon. He is charged with murder and other felonies in the death of Doris Ann Young. Records show he served five years in prison for a 1986 involuntary manslaughter originally charged as murder.

He is expected to make his first appearance in Clayton County Magistrate Court Saturday at 9 a.m.


Willie Thomas "Tommy" Mosley

Young, 43, was found shot multiple times in the yard of her home on Pine Meadows Drive in unincorporated Clayton County near Morrow, said Officer Danielle Rosa.

Police said the two argued in the driveway when Young wanted Mosley to leave about 8:14 p.m. Police said Mosley pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and began firing at Young when she picked up a phone to call police. Witnesses told police after Young fell in the yard during the shooting, Mosley stood over her and continued firing at her.

Young was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale where she was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m., said police.

According to Clayton County Magistrate Court records, warrants have been issued for Mosley’s arrest for murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to DeKalb County court records, Mosley was arrested in 1986 for murder and a family violence assault. Court records show he was convicted of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and served five years in jail.