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One arrest made in connection to deadly Brannon Hill condo shootings

DeKalb County still looking for another suspect
6 shot, 3 dead in DeKalb County
6 shot, 3 dead in DeKalb County(CBS46)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 9:05 PM EDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 10:20 PM EDT
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) - The DeKalb County Police Department has announced they have arrested one person in connection to the deadly shootings Sunday night at Brannon Hill condominiums.

Officials announced late Monday that 25-year-old Ofieo Ojego has been charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault in the deadly shootings.

DKPD says they have also charged another suspect with three counts of murder but that person is not in custody.

Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to contact the DeKalb County Police Homicide Assault Unit at 770-724-7850.

ORIGINAL STORY

An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting with multiple victims in DeKalb County.

According to the DeKalb County Police Department, officers responded to a report of a person shot on the 6500 block of Old Hampton Drive in Clarkston at 7:39 p.m. Sunday and found five people shot at the Brannon Hill condominium complex. EMS transported two people to area hospitals in serious condition. Three others were pronounced dead at the scene. A sixth person arrived at an area hospital in serious condition shortly after.

DKPD says the location has been secured and they do not believe there is an active threat to the public at this time. No one is in custody at this time. Detectives are now focusing on processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.

The county tells CBS46 it has known about the issues at Brannon Hills for at least 6 years and they say they are trying to address it.

Meanwhile, police say six people were shot last night on the property.

Residents told CBS46 that fires are a common occurrence and they are usually caused by squatters in the uninhabitable apartment units.

DeKalb County has demolished 96 apartment units over the last 4 years but some of the property is privately owned and addressing code violations requires a court order. In some cases, they have not been able to track the owners down.

A statement sent by DeKalb County reads in part:

“The DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond has directed Police Chief Mirtha Ramos to allocate all necessary resources to investigate the deadly shootings at Brannon Hill Condominium to bring those responsible to justice.”