ELLENWOOD — Two men are in custody and one man is dead following an attempted robbery at a Chevron Gas station at 2684 Rex Road near Mt. Zion in Ellenwood Wednesday afternoon.
Daijon Dion Lamar Tyes, 18, of Forest Park is charged with felony murder, malice murder, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm during a crime, criminal attempt and obstructing an officer. Tyes was granted $5,000 property bond and $700 in fees on the concealed weapons charge but denied bond on all other charges. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. in Room 201 before Presiding Magistrate Judge Richard C. Brown. Tyes is scheduled for a bond hearing Jan. 3, 2020 at 8 a.m. in Room 203.
Amourion Zaccheaus Bruce, 17, of Forest Park is being held without bond on felony murder, malice murder and criminal attempt. Bruce is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. in Room 202 before Magistrate Judge William West, followed by a Dec. 6 bond hearing, also at 8 a.m. in Room 202.
Both suspects made first appearance in Clayton County Magistrate Court Nov. 8 and remain in custody.
Clayton County Police and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident following a call around 3:13 p.m. According to CCPD, “Witnesses advised that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation and was shot by a male (suspect) fleeing the scene on foot.” The suspect was apprehended and taken in for questioning to CCPD headquarters. EMS transported the victim, who died.
A woman who identified herself as Monique told the News she had been filling up at pump 7 when she heard gunshots and saw the victim drop to the ground at pump 3. She said a suspect ran across the street and hopped a fence into the subdivsion, where police later caught him.
An employee of the store, Ali, said he heard shots outside at the time of the incident.