The man who at the had roughly $20,000 in cash on him — half of which police say he threw out of his truck window as he escaped the scene of the May 15 crime.
Quentric S. Williams, the shooter, is accused of murder in the death of Mitt-Chai Lenix, whose car battery died at the theatre and sought help with a jump.
Williams and his girlfriend were about to have sex in his rented pick-up truck when Lenix approached the vehicle and was shot, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Police and other witnesses pieced the turn of events at a hearing Tuesday in DeKalb County Magistrate Court, the newspaper reported.
It's not clear why the 32-year-old Williams, , had that sum of cash or what he planned to do with it.
The DeKalb County police officer working off-duty security at the drive-in on the night of the shooting testified Williams had three handguns on him in addition to the cash.
After the shooting, police said Williams led them on a high-speed chase into Gwinnett County, crashed the truck and fled.
He was two days later.
Lenix, 28, was an award winning martial arts expert and performer.