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1 arrested after fatal shooting at condo complex near Atlanta

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 6:05 AM EDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 11:42 PM EDT
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (WGCL/Gray) - Police announced they have arrested one person in connection to the deadly shootings Sunday night at a condominium complex in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Officials with the DeKalb County Police Department announced late Monday that 25-year-old Ofieo Ojego has been charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault in the deadly shootings.

Another suspect has been charged with three counts of murder, but that person is not in custody, WGCL reports.

According to police, officers responded to a report of a person shot on the 6500 block of Old Hampton Drive in Clarkston at 7:39 p.m. Sunday and found five people shot at the Brannon Hills condominium complex.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders took two people to area hospitals in serious condition.

A sixth person arrived at an area hospital in serious condition shortly after.

Police said the location has been secured, and they do not believe there is an active threat to the public. Detectives are now focusing on processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.

DeKalb County told WGCL it has known about the issues at Brannon Hills for at least six years, and they say they are trying to address it. Residents say fires are a common occurrence, and they are usually caused by squatters in the uninhabitable apartment units.

The county has demolished 96 apartment units over the last four years, but some of the property is privately owned and addressing code violations requires a court order. In some cases, they have not been able to track the owners down.

Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to contact the DeKalb County Police Homicide Assault Unit at 770-724-7850.

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