Burglar in high-profile killing shot

by: Ryan Young Updated:

ATLANTA —

A man involved in the burglary that led up to a high-profile murder showed up to an Atlanta hospital with six gunshot wounds Tuesday morning.

Johnquavious Hood was not convicted of murder in the case, but did serve time for the burglary that led up to the death of John Henderson. Henderson was killed four years ago when gang members robbed the Standard bar where he worked on Memorial Drive.

His father spoke to Channel 2’s Ryan Young about living with the loss Tuesday.

“I'm so pleased and grateful to have had John as a son. My wife and I still get emails and cards. We even got a floral arraignment on the anniversary of his death, Jan. 9. He must have been very special,” the victim’s father, Don Henderson, said.
 
Sources called Young to tell him Hood showed up to Grady Hospital at 5 a.m. suffering from gunshot wounds. He was able to speak, but police said he won’t tell them the information they needed to investigate. Henderson’s dad did not seem surprised by the latest development.
 
“My son’s anniversary was the 9th of January, and that weekend was a very difficult weekend for me and my wife.  And to have this happen the next week, we are spent emotionally. The irony is one month from Hood’s release, and he’s already in a situation like this, it’s ironic,” he said.
 
The Atlanta Police Department's homicide unit found every gang member that robbed the bar. Jonathan Redding was sentenced to life for killing Henderson, while Hood served just three years for burglary.

Don Henderson said he’s grateful for the support his family received after the murder.

“The hospitality of Atlanta, I’ll never get over that people, and how nice they were, to us,” Henderson said.

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