A $500,000 cash-only bond was set for the man accused of shooting a 2-year-old last week outside a DeKalb County supermarket.
A DeKalb County Magistrate Judge set the cash-only bond for Chazerel J. Burton in his first appearance early Thursday morning, Channel 2 Action News reports.
Burton is charged with three counts of felony aggravated assaulted and one count of second-degree criminal damage, according to jail records.
According to police, Burton shot into a car where the 2-year-old Evan Harrison was sitting. The shooting happened after the child’s father tried to stop 21-year-old Burton from robbing someone outside the Kroger on Hairston Road in Stone Mountain.
Evan was shot in the abdomen and remains on a ventilator at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, authorities said.
Authorities said Burton turned himself into police after a week-long search and a $7,000 reward was offered for his arrest.
He was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday. Burton’s next court appearance is July 25 at 2 p.m.
Teen dies in 3-car accident on northbound I-75
A 14-year-old girl died in a 3-car wreck on northbound I-75 at Exit 219 on Thursday after she was thrown from the vehicle she was riding in, according to Henry County Police.
Henry County Police Spokesman Joey Smith said two infants were also ejected during the accident, which happened around 11:30 am, and have been taken to Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children.
IDs and information about their conditions were not available.
Police: Fatal gunshot victim found outside Grady likely shot in East Point
Police are investigating the death of a man who turned up outside Grady Memorial Hospital with fatal gunshot wounds.
The investigation is shifting from Atlanta to East Point, where detectives believe the man was shot before being brought to Grady, Atlanta Police homicide unit commander Lt. Paul Guerrucci told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to Atlanta Police dispatch, shortly after noon on Thursday, an SUV pulled up to the hospital carrying a man who had been shot.
The man died at the hospital, Atlanta Police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police cordoned off the vehicle while police investigated.
East Point police could not be reached Thursday afternoon for comment.