Man arrested in connection to shooting that injured 3 bystanders in Decatur

Three people hit in a shooting on Candler Road appear to have all been innocent bystanders caught in a shootout between two groups Tuesday night, according to police.

DeKalb County police reported to the scene in Decatur at a Circle K gas station.

A preliminary investigation showed two parties began shooting at each other in the gas station parking lot.

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The hospitalized victims were 32- and 44-year-old men. A third victim, 39, was grazed by a bullet. None of the victims appeared to be affiliated with either group.

DeKalb County police announced they have arrested 34-year-old Darius Morris in connection to the triple shooting on Wednesday morning. He is facing three counts of aggravated assault.


The DeKalb County District Attorney's Office released the following statement to FOX 5 Atlanta:

"Our office is aware of the new charges against Darius Maurice Morris in connection with a shooting at a DeKalb County gas station. Morris is a defendant in a previous shooting in our county in October 2020.

 "Despite our office’s objections, a DeKalb County Superior Court Judge granted Defendant Morris bond on December 31, 2020. As a condition of that bond, Defendant Morris was ordered to be under house arrest with a curfew of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 "In light of these new allegations, our team has filed a motion to revoke Defendant Morris’ bond in that case. We hope the court will schedule a bond revocation hearing as soon as possible.

 "Mr. Morris’ case has been continued on several occasions because of scheduling conflicts with his defense attorney who is also representing a defendant in the ongoing YSL trial in Fulton County."

This incident remains under investigation.