DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story showed someone being arrested in connection with the incident. This person was not arrested or charged in this incident, they were only detained for questioning and then released. The suspect whose mugshot is attached to this story is 17-year-old Lamarion Orr, who is charged with murder.
Police said a 17-year-old boy snatched a gun from a man at a DeKalb County Dunkin’ Friday morning, then shot the man to death as he chased the teen out of the store.
Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes spotted a body being loaded into a DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office van near the handicap parking spot in front of the store.
Police confirmed to Fernandes that 41-year-old Brian Dykes died from a gunshot wound.
Witnesses told Fernandes that at around 9 a.m., 17-year-old Lamarion Orr saw a gun in Dykes’ waistline and grabbed it from his pants. Dykes chased Orr outside, and while they were struggling over the gun, then Orr shot and killed Dykes.
Police pulled surveillance video and quickly figured out that Orr was staying at a nearby motel.
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Police arrested Orr and charged him with murder.
Shanice Burrow, who stopped by Dunkin’ for her morning coffee, said she is stunned by what happened.
“I feel like we’re living in our last days. It’s just crazy,” Burrow said. “You can’t even get coffee. You can’t even get a sub sandwich. You can’t go to the mall.”
The store posted a sign on its door that says the inside of the store will be closed until Saturday at 7 a.m. The drive-thru remains open.
A representative for Dunkin’ sent the following statement to Channel 2 Action News.
“We’re aware of the incident that took place at our franchised location in Decatur, GA. The franchisee is cooperating fully with local authorities as they conduct their investigation. Due to this being an active investigation, we defer any further comment to the local police department.”
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