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Police Arrest Second Suspect in Arnold Shooting Death

Qutravius Palmer, 22, turned himself in to police on Jan. 1.

Xavier Arnold, 21, was shot and killed during a robbery in Kirkwood on Dec. 26. PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook
Xavier Arnold, 21, was shot and killed during a robbery in Kirkwood on Dec. 26. PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook
Atlanta police said they have arrested a second person in connection with the Dec. 26 shooting death of Xavier Arnold in Kirkwood.

Qutravius Palmer, 22, turned himself in to police on Jan. 1 and is charged with felony murder and armed robbery.

He was taken to the DeKalb County Jail.

Palmer's arrest follows that of a 14-year-old, whom investigators charged on the same counts.

Arnold, a 21-year-old Army Reservist and art student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, was shot in the head during a robbery as he, his girlfriend and a third friend walked along a bike trail between the 200 blocks of Warren and Rogers streets in Northeast Atlanta.

The investigation continues, but it's not clear if any other arrests are forthcoming. The robbery itself involved two gunmen, but more people may have been involved.

It was a point that Capt. Paul Guerrucci, who runs APD's homicide unit, alluded to last week during a news conference.

He said investigators are looking for any and all people who may have been involved, not just the suspected gunmen, for prosecution.

"Did you plan it, were you involved with them, did you go with them, or did you take any of the proceeds from these acts,"  Guerrucci said. "We will actively seek you for your role."

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Earl Williamson, RN January 01, 2014 at 07:27 PM
His first hearing is tomorrow at 1:30 pm at: Dekalb County Magistrate Court 3630 Camp Circle Decatur, Georgia 30032 (Same turn off as county jail, building with helipad) Please make an effort to attend and represent your community! If you do plan to attend get there before 1:00 to find parking and get through security. The suspect may waive this hearing, if so we will try and notify all as early as possible. To oppose any release of either of these suspects please contact the Dekalb County Community Prosecutor, who advocates on our behalf in these processes, as well as the Dekalb County DA. Please use snail mail as well as e-mail: Ebony Phillips Dekalb County Community Prosecutor eaphillips@dekalbcountyga.gov 556 North McDonough St. Judicial Tower - Suite 4210 Decatur, GA 30030 Office of the District Attorney Dekalb County 556 North McDonough St. Judicial Tower - Suite 4210 Decatur, GA 30030
Michae1803 January 02, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Great notice Mr. Williamson. Keep these punks in jail.

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