Brothers identified as primary suspects in deadly gas station shooting

- Police have identified two of five suspects wanted in a deadly gas station shooting in Fulton County. 

Brothers Frederick Stephenson, 26, and Wayne Finnie, 30, have been identified as the main offenders in Elliott Johnson's murder. Johnson was shot and killed in the early morning hours of March 20 while at the Valero at the corner of Fulton Industrial Boulevard and Shirley Drive. 

According to the Fulton County Police Department, officers responded to a report of shots fired at around 2:40 a.m. When they arrived, they found Johnson, 26, dead.  

Investigators did not release details about what may have led to the shooting, but community activist Gerald Rose said Johnson, a father, was at the station changing a tire before the shots rang out.  

"I'm outraged right now.  Period," said Rose, who made a public plea for the people involved to turn themselves in.  "As [an] organizer in the community, it's my job on an emergency level that I come out here and say, 'Hey, this family is not alone and justice will be served.'"

Late Tuesday night, investigators released surveillance images of five people who they think were involved in the shooting. Then, on Thursday morning, Fulton County Police released images of Stephenson and Finnie, identifying them as the main suspects. Both are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fulton County Police at 404-613-6660 or the tip line at 404-404-577-8477.

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