CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Clayton County police say all suspects in the murder of a teen killed on New Year's Eve are in custody. Authorities say the incident was gang related.
Cherish Williams, 18, was sitting in a car with two friends at Independence Park on New Year's Eve, when three armed robbers approached shortly before 8 p.m, according to investigators.
Officers said the men ordered the group out of the car before one of the criminals shot Williams. The men then ran away.
Investigators say that while working the case, they found information that assisted with solving other robberies that occurred in the area. Police say 11 other crimes were linked to suspects arrested while investigating this case.
Six suspects are in custody with a total of 152 counts, and three have been charged with the murder of Williams.
The suspects were arrested in relation to two separate executed search warrants, one in January and one in February, according to police.
On January 11, search warrants were executed at the homes of 16-year-old Dequan Robinson, 16-year-old Aaron Drummond, and 17-year-old Keenan Scurry. Police say during the searches, they found evidence linking all three to the crimes.
Robinson and Drummond were found to be two of the three suspects identified as being responsible for the murder of Williams, and were arrested, according to police.
Another search warrant was executed on February 1, which resulted in the arrest of 15-year-old Ulas Scurry and 17-year-old Jakeem Williams, according to police.
Williams was determined to be the third suspect in the New Year's Eve murder, according to authorities.
Since then, 18-year-old Norman Logan was linked by officers to the other suspects, and had been in jail since August 2016 on a home invasion charge, according to police.
On Wednesday, detectives presented the case to the Clayton County Grand Jury to seek indictment on the six suspects.
Williams' mother, Robin Reid, spoke with FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell. She said her daughter was listening to music in the car with two friends who were in town from college. She said Williams was a senior at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro.
"One [of the men] put a gun to her friend's head and one put a gun to my baby. Her phone went off because the music flipped. And they shot her," Reid said.
Reid also said Williams and her friends gave the men $50 before the gunfire.
"It was a senseless crime for $50. They got $50 and a life," Reid added.