Fulton County

Murder suspect identified as inmate accused of stabbing YSL co-defendant multiple times

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Young Slime Life defendant Shannon Stillwell is in the hospital after officials say he was stabbed in the Fulton County Jail.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Stillwell was stabbed overnight.

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Stillwell, AKA Shannon Jackson, AKA SB, is facing RICO charges, murder, participation in a criminal street gang, and gun charges.

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden confirmed with multiple sources that Stillwell was stabbed in the stomach and expected to recover.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as inmate Willie Brown, who has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of prohibited items.

Deputies said Brown and Stillwell got into a fight and Stillwell was stabbed multiple times. He is currently stable. Brown and Stillwell were housed in the same zone, but deputies said they don’t know what led to the stabbing.

Brown was initially arrested on July 22, 2020 by the East Point Police Department on several charges including felony cruelty to children and felony murder, among other charges. He was being held without bond.


On Monday, Seiden talked to Stillwell’s fiance, Tyesha Alexander, who said he was stabbed once in the stomach and once in the back and was in surgery for about two hours.

“I love you and I’m praying for you,” Alexander said. “I’m by your side.”

Alexander said she was shaken but grateful that Stillwell is alive.

In court Monday morning, Stillwell’s attorneys and prosecutors met with the judge. Moments later, the jury was sent home for the day.

“Ladies and gentlemen we’ve had a medical issue come up with one of our participants, so I’m going to have to recess for today,” the judge said.

This is the second time Stillwell has been stabbed while he’s been in jail. His fiancé said he is supposed to be in protective custody and this should never have happened.


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