Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bond for Dedrick Hale, 18, and Quinterious Hogans, 20, have bond of $90K each.
by Jackson Faw Monday’s arraignment and bond hearings for co-defendants Dedrick Hale, 19, and Quinterious Hogans, 20, were attended by more than 25 of their family members and friends. Four members of murder victim David McReynolds’ family and one neighborhood resident appearing in support of Mr. McReynolds, also attended the hearings. Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford was vocal and direct in his admonishment of the two young defendants after setting a bond of $90,000 each. “I see some of you shaking your heads” the judge said after setting bond, which was nearly four times higher than the $25,000 bond one of the defendant’s sought. “But this is serious business.” Other bond terms require both defendants to establish …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dedrick Hale and Quinterious Hogans were indicted in the murder of July 26 murder of David McReynolds.
Atlanta police say two men have been indicted on murder charges in the shooting death of David McReynolds, a well-liked Grant Park man killed in broad daylight on Hill Street. Dedrick Hale, 19, and Quinterious Hogans, 20, were arrested and indicted March 24. They charged with: They join Andre Byrd, 22, who was arrested Oct. 16 on murder charges. All three remain in the Fulton County Jail. The arrests bring to a close an intense investigation into the brazen shooting which left Grant Park residents on edge and angry. It sparked door-to-door canvassing for witnesses, the creation of a reward fund and billboard signs. McReynolds, 54, and a longtime resident, was shot over what was believed to be a winning lottery game. SEE ALSO:
Monday, November 26, 2012
One man is charged with murder in the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds.
It was a case that left Grant Park rattled. Not just because of the brazen manner in which David McReynolds was shot in the chest on Hill Street on July 26. But because it seemed so senseless, random and heinously cruel to leave a man to die in the street on an otherwise ordinary Thursday afternoon. On Monday, Atlanta police announced investigators have made an arrest in the case: Andre Juvell Byrd, 22, is charged with murder. He was arrested Oct. 16, but it's not clear why police only made that public now. An Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman told East Atlanta Patch Monday the case is still under investigation and no other information was immediately available. Grant Park welcomed the news of the arrest as a positive first step. "We'…
Friday, August 31, 2012
David McReynolds' family seeks closure and the answer to "why."
To his father, he was simply a good son. To his sister, he was a loving and humble soul. To a friend, he was good man. And to the Grant Park neighborhood, David McReynolds wasn't just a resident; he was part of the greater community family, too. All everyone wants now are answers — and the person or persons responsible for shooting him and leaving him to die in the street on a July afternoon brought to justice. So they waited with hope Thursday afternoon as a legion of Atlanta Police Department officers fanned the streets of Grant Park from the corner of Hill Street and Grant Park Place — the intersection where the 54-year-old was killed. The officers knocked on door after door seeking to jog memories or gain the tiniest of clues to bring …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Neighborhood rallies to bring justice to beloved resident.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Grant Park residents have raised more than $2,700 in donations toward a reward to help capture the killer or killers of David McReynolds, who was shot dead July 26. The David McReynolds Memorial Crime Stoppers Reward Fund, established on Fundly.com, the crowdfunding social media site, is on top of the $2,000 being offered by Crime Stoppers Atlanta. It includes the $500 the Grant Park Neighborhood Association added to it last week. All told, about $4,000 has been raised so far to bring justice to the 54-year-old McReynolds, a fixture in the neighborhood. The Fundly.com fundraiser has a goal of collecting $3,500 toward the cause. In addition, Grant Park resident Don Wallace of CBS Outdoor is donating billboard space to Crime Stoppers Atlanta…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
APD seeks information on the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds.
The Atlanta Police Department's Homicide Unit plans to conduct a "Tactical Community Neighborhood Canvass" Aug. 30 to gather information regarding the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds. McReynolds, 54, was shot and killed in front of 799 Hill St., near Grant Park Place. In addition to the Homicide Unit, the canvassing, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. also will include the Zone 6 Discretionary, CID, COPS, APEX, Crime Stoppers, Motors, and Gangs units. Police say these neighborhood canvasses have made a significant impact in past crimes. The canvass comes as the Grant Park Neighborhood Association voted last week to increase a reward to find his killer or killers by $500. Crime Stoppers Atlanta is now offering $2,500 for information leading…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
'We lost a family member.'
The Grant Park Neighborhood Association voted Tuesday to make a $500 donation to Crime Stoppers Atlanta to increase a reward offered for information in the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds. The $500 donation increases the typical $2,000 Crime Stoppers Atlanta reward to $2,500. The 54-year-old longtime Grant Park resident and beloved fixture in the community was shot in broad daylight in the 700 block of Hill Street off Grant Park Place. A resident of Augusta Street, it is believed his killer or killers shot him to get a lottery ticket in which he may have won a small cash amount. "We're all family here," Chris Newman, chairman of the GPNA's Public Safety Committee, said in recommending the group make the donation. "We lost a …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
David McReynolds was left to die in the street.
Atlanta police are seeking the public's help in identifying three men in a store surveillance video who are wanted for questioning in the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds, a beloved resident of Grant Park. "We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the people shown in this video in furtherance of this murder investigation," Atlanta police said in a statement. McReynolds, 54, was found on the sidewalk in front of 799 Hill St. with an apparent bullet wound to his chest, police said. Residents in the area reported hearing at least one gunshot and saw three males running from the area but it was unclear if they were running because they were involved or running for cover. McReyonlds had left this bodega shortly before …
Grant Park resident left his his mark on the community.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Editor's note: David McReynolds, 54, was shot and in killed last week in the Grant Park neighborhood. His killer or killers remain at large. Jackon Faw, a resident of neighboring Peoplestown, wrote the following tribute to his neighbor that he shared on the neighborhood's Facebook page this week. David McReynolds was one of our neighbors. He walked down our street every day to the small grocery store at the corner of Ormond and Martin to buy his “numbers.” David was friendly to the granddaughters of our neighbor, Josephine, whose two girls sit in the front yard every day and know the names of everyone’s dog that walks by their house. David was 54 years old and lived on Augusta Street in Grant Park, two blocks from the park. He was a kind …