DeKalb County

Police make arrest after teen shot, killed in road rage incident

DECATUR, Ga. — Decatur police say they have made an arrest in a road rage shooting that left a teen dead.

Janae Owens, 17, was in a car with her mother sitting at a red light at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road on Wednesday evening when police said a man in a black car opened fire, hitting the car. Owens was killed in the incident.


Late Friday night, Decatur police announced that Simmie Rishcard Reed had been arrested and charged with one count of murder, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after someone made an anonymous tip to the Police Department.

Owens’ family had just moved to Atlanta from Louisiana.

Police said although Reed is behind bars, it is still an ongoing investigation.

Police said Reed is scheduled to have his first court appearance Monday at 1:30 p.m.