Man charged with shooting, killing Clark Atlanta baseball player sitting in car, police say

ATLANTA — Police have identified and charged a man with the shooting death of Clark Atlanta University baseball player Jatonne Sterling.

Keontay Holliman-Peoples, 25, has been charged with Sterling’s murder, police announced in a Thursday afternoon news conference.

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Investigators say Holliman-Peoples and an unknown man were sitting in a car parked in the parking lot behind the LYKE Catholic House on Beckwith Street near the Atlanta University Center.

They say Sterling got into the car with Holliman-Peoples and the third man and got into a dispute. At some point, Atlanta police say there was an exchange of gunfire.

Both Sterling and Holliman-Peoples were shot.


Holliman-Peoples is in custody, but has not been booked into the Fulton County Jail as he continues recovering from his injuries.

Detectives say they are still working to identify the third person sitting in the car during the dispute.

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