JONESBORO — A burglary suspect shot in the head during an alleged break-in at a Jonesboro house has been indicted in the case.
Clayton County police said Andre Elijah Shiver, 21, broke into the home on Betony Woods Trail in December 2011 to take advantage of alleged illegal activity going on there. He is charged with shooting the resident, Marcus Lively, in the hand. Lively reportedly fired back and hit Shiver in the head.
When Clayton County police responded to the shooting, they discovered several credit card processing work stations, safes, jewelry, several luxury cars and about $200,000 in cash. Police called in the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Revenue to investigate the findings.
Police said the home invasion and shooting took place specifically because of criminal activity inside the house. Lively and another resident of the house, Ednecdia Sutina Johnson, 48, were charged in federal court in connection with the findings.
An attorney for Shiver said in February 2012 that Shiver suffered a traumatic brain injury from the shooting and was nearly-brain dead.
A suspect charged in the death of his roommate has returned to Clayton County Jail after his bond was revoked. Michael Giles, 54, was indicted in the January 2012 death of Donald Joseph Johnson, 60.
Forest Park police Detective Jessica Raley said in an arrest warrant that the two men were arguing over Giles moving out of the apartment they shared.
During the argument, Giles reportedly shoved Johnson backward, causing him to hit a wooden coffee table. Johnson broke his neck in the fall and died later at Southern Regional Medical Center.
According to the warrant, Johnson’s girlfriend, Beverly Jewel, overheard the fight and called 911. Giles faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, battery and simple battery under the Family Violence Act and interference with a 911 call.
Giles failed to appear in Clayton County Superior Court for a December arraignment and a bench warrant was issued, according to case records. There is no trial date set.
A former Georgian Southern student has been indicted for murder in the September shooting death of an alleged drug dealer, according to court records.
Quinton Jamari Lunn faces charges of felony and malice murder, theft by receiving stolen property, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property in the second degree.
Prosecutors allege Lunn set up a deal to buy MDMA from Terrell Tripp Sept. 14. Instead, said police, Lunn shot Tripp with a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun that had been reported stolen.
Clayton County prosecutors recovered a 2008 Nissan Altima, $1,791 in cash, two bloodstained shirts, pants, a pair of Air Jordans, iPhone, cosmetics and a wallet containing a driver’s license, EBT card and Georgia Southern University student identification card. The district attorney’s office filed for a civil forfeiture of the items Oct. 31.
According to Lunn’s online resume, he was supposed to have graduated from the school in May 2013 with a degree in general studies with an emphasis in business, nutrition and entrepreneurship. He worked as a groundskeeper and at the auxiliary distribution center at the college.
All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.