LILBURN, Ga. - A 15-year-old boy has been charged with felony murder after being captured in Gwinnett County Sunday night.
Caziah Brown was taken into custody by the SWAT team around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Lochshyre Way near Lawrenceville. He’s accused of shooting Curtis Oldham, 21, on Saturday during a drug deal.
Brown’s older brother, Dontae Lang, talked exclusively to FOX 5’s Aungelique Proctor Monday.
“I grew up with him since he was born and he has had no type of angry nature or no type of way of showing that he would kill somebody. And I have no doubt my little brother has ever done something like that,” Lang said.
Lang said the SWAT team was too aggressive when they came to the family home Sunday night.
Police said after the shooting took place, Oldham was taken by his girlfriend to the parking lot of a daycare center on Darling Court near Lilburn. Paramedics took him from there to the hospital where Oldham died.
Gwinnett police said Brown and two others also robbed a 57-year-old delivery man of a pizza, his cellphone and his car.
“I feel I was very lucky that I didn’t end up being the one that got killed,” Brown said.
For a day and a half, police tracked down numerous leads all over Gwinnett County, trying to capture the juvenile suspect. Investigators said when they caught up to him, Brown surrendered peacefully.
Brown has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
Police do not consider Oldham’s girlfriend to be a suspect, but are calling her a witness. They planned on interviewing her to learn more about the shooting, including its exact location.
Authorities do not believe that the shooting is connected to the daycare facility. They think it likely took place somewhere else and that the daycare parking lot was a convenient location for Oldham’s girlfriend to seek help.
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