• 2 teens arrested in connection with 17-year-old death

    By: Aaron Diamant , Carl Willis , Audrey Washington

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    UNION CITY, Ga. - Union City police have made two arrests in connection with the shooting death of a teenager on Monday. 

    Isaiah Christopher Turner, 19, was arrested the same day and taken to the Fulton County Jail. He waived his first court appearance Tuesday.

    He is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said.

    On Tuesday, police announced a second arrest. 18-year-old Tre Graham was taken into custody without incident. He's charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

    The suspects are accused of shooting and killing Chevelle Tramon Thompson, 17, in the 5700 block of Rock Road in Union City. 

    Witnesses and family members said the teenager was walking to a nearby store when he was shot.

    “While the motive for this tragic event appears to be an ongoing dispute, investigators are working to determine if other actors played a role in Thompson’s death,” police said. 

    The case remains an active and fluid investigation, according to police.


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    Channel 2's Carl Willis spoke to witnesses at the scene who said at some point, Thompson got into a car and was rushed to Rock Road to find help in a nearby neighborhood.

    He also spoke to one woman who tried to save Thompson's life.

    "My first thing was to call 911 when I came out of the door. The operator asked me to hold on and she was going to have them give me instructions to apply pressure wherever the gunshot wound was," a witness told Willis. 

    "There are suspects out here right now and it sends chills through my body that there's a murderer out here on the loose," said South Fulton County resident Stephanie Brooks before police announced an arrest in the case.

    Union City police said where it happened is a typically quiet neighborhood.

    People who knew the victim said this shooting is unnerving.

    "To see a loss of life, this young man who had potential and a future, I can only imagine what his mother is feeling right now," Brooks said.

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