Charges in Gas Station Murder of Woman

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One of three suspects will be in court on Monday in connection with the murder of a woman outside a DeKalb County gas station last Friday.

Shaneku "Lucy" McCurty, a former college athlete and barber, was killed during an attempted car-jacking at the Chevron on Redan Road in Stone Mountain.

According to DeKalb County Police, all three suspects accused in McCurty's murder have been arrested. Police said Cameron Williams, 16, is the accused shooter, but brothers Demonte, 16,  and 15-year-old Jermaine Grant were also involved.

Investigators said video released Friday afternoon generated some strong leads and even a few breaks in the case.

Last Friday, police said after exiting a silver car, McCurty went inside the store to buy a soda. Investigators said she came out of the store and a group of males came up to her. Police said they tried to rob her and there was a struggle. That's when the woman was shot several times.

Paramedics rushed McCurty to the hospital. Police said she later died there.

According to the DeKalb County Police Department, the suspects arrived at the gas station before the shooting in what appeared to be a white 2003-2007 Nissan or Infiniti.

The three suspects each face felony murder charges and are being held at the DeKalb County jail. 

Woman Murdered in Cold Blood

McCurty's neighbor told FOX 5 News that the 25-year-old woman, he referred to as "Baby Girl", was determined and had big dreams.

"She worked hard to better herself. She was getting ready to make another career change from barbering," Anthony Carmichael said.

Carmichael said McCurty graduated from South Atlanta High School and attended Stillman College and Clark Atlanta University.

Clark Atlanta issued the following statement late Friday:

“Clark Atlanta University is deeply saddened at the death of Ms. Shaneku McCurty, a former student who was enrolled during the 2011 academic year.  Our prayers are with her family, friends and the members of her community, and we are hopeful that justice will prevail in the resolution of her tragic demise.”

McCurty worked at the Five Dollar Barber Shop off Candler Road, and clients and friends stopped by to pay their respects and bring flowers.

"For them to take her - it hurts. It hurts bad," said one fellow worker at the barber shop. "Her clients had been coming in crying," she said.

Many in the barber shop had worked with McCurdy for years, and even knew her through barber school.

Friends and family held a vigil for McCurty Sunday night.

Her family said that her death was far from expected and didn't have any money set aside to pay for her funeral expenses. Those who wish to donate can do so through the Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home or Covenant Church as well as SunTrust Bank at South DeKalb Mall.

A wake will be held for her Friday at 7 p.m. at the Lithonia Event Center located at 5843 Redan Road. Her funeral will be held the following morning at 11 at the The Covenant Church located at 1700 Corey Boulevard.