Robbery Determined as Preliminary Motive in Shooting
Norcross PD said the home, where Nicholas Jackson was fatally shot, was the intended location.
The Norcross Police Department issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying that robbery was the likely motive for the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of Nicholas Jackson II, and that his home was the intended location for the robbery.
At a Progressive Development Committee meeting Wednesday morning, Police Chief Warren Summers made it clear that Norcross PD believes the murder and home invasion incident was a targeted event, and not a random act of violence.
"This was not something that you have to worry about at your home," he said. "This is not a random event, if you will, where they just decide to pick out a house because it looks like a nice house to go in and do a home invasion."
According to the press release, weapons, ski masks, bandanas and an undisclosed amount of cash were also found in the suspects' van.
On Feb. 2 around 6:30 p.m., Jackson, 15, a Norcross High School student, was fatally shot while in his home on Autry Street. According to the police chief, Jackson's sister was able to give a description of the vehicle the suspects were driving, and Norcross PD were able to arrest six individuals that evening.
The following individuals have been arrested for murder and burglary, according to jail records: Anthony Bernard Lumpkin, 32, Douglasville; Rico Dehaven West, 19, Atlanta; Eddie Lewis Green, 46, Atlanta; Jason Dozier, 36, Lithonia; Michael Davis, 23, College Park; and Timothy Lamar Johnson, 34, Atlanta. They are being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.