DeKalb County

Teen accused of killing 6-year-old during fight over social media post arrested

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities from several law enforcement agencies have arrested the suspect in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.

NewsChopper2 was over the scene Thursday on I-20 near Candler Road, where officers arrested 17-year-old Meshon Williams.

Police said he jumped from a moving car when a fugitive squad tracked him down Thursday afternoon. His car hit another car, injuring that driver, according to authorities. That driver was taken to the hospital.

Z'Mari Mitchell was shot on Sweetgum Lane on Saturday after a fight on social media, police said.

Williams fired 31 shots toward the home, police said. One of those bullets hit Z'Mari, who was in the living room at the time.


Police said Williams was angry about a social media post when he opened fire.

The boy died on Wednesday.

Williams was charged with murder.

Officers said Williams is also a suspect in several auto thefts in the area.