HALL COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned more about the suspects connected to a shooting that left a Hall County deputy dead Sunday night.
According to officials, 28-year-old Deputy Nicolas Dixon was attempting to stop a stolen car when he was shot by one of four suspects in the area of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Highland Avenue between 11 and 11:15 p.m.
The four suspects have been identified as four teenagers:
- Hector Garcia-Solis, 17
- Brayan Omar Cruz, 17
- London Clements, 17
- Eric Edgardo Velazquez, 17
They are all charged with felony murder.
Garcia-Solis, who's believed to be the shooter, was hit during the exchange of gunfire and was taken to a medical center for treatment. Deputies said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Hall County Sergeant Stephen Wilbanks told Channel 2 Action News that Garcia-Solis was had been released from jail on July 2, after being locked up on charges of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer, violation of the open container law, and striking a fixed object.
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All four suspects are in police custody.
The stolen car the suspects were in was believed to have been used in several weekend car break-ins and burglaries.
Dixon had been with the department for three years. He leaves behind a wife, a 9-year-old son and a 4-month-old son.
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