FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. - A violent crime spree in Floyd County didn't last long, but it was deadly. It included two shootings at two separate stores and a robbery.
Floyd County Police said 28-year-old Lamar Nicholson walked into the Hi-Tech Quick Stop on Burnett Ferry Road Tuesday night before 9 p.m.
"He walks right up to the counter pulls a gun out of his right pocket, fires 3 rounds, and runs out, he's in and out in under 12 seconds," said Floyd County Police Sgt. William Wacker.
Police said there was no robbery or altercation, just the shooting.
Investigators said Nicholson then jumped in his car, drove a mile and a half down the road, and walked into the Elm Street Market. Rome Police said he demanded money, then shot the clerk.
"For whatever reason after he stuffed his pockets full of money he shot the clerk anyway," said Rome Police Lt. John Walters.
While the clerk was being rushed to the hospital, Floyd County Sheriff's Deputies spotted Nicholson in his car less than two miles away. According to the police report, they found a pistol and loose money on the seat.
While Nicholson sat in jail Wednesday evening, friends of the clerk who was killed, Parmjit "Remi" Singh, dropped off balloons and flowers at the front of the store. They said a pray for their friend and thought of his children.
"That's the sad part, they've got to grow up the rest of their lives without a dad because someone wanted to take their anger out on him," said friend Michael Dykes.
Lamar Rasha Nicholson was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.