Arrests made in Tucker fatal shooting


Imani Burns

Two suspects are behind bars for the shooting death of 33-year-old Aromsuk Somohot.

DeKalb County police announced Sept. 14 that 23-year-old Jarvis Stanford and 20-year-old Imani Burns were arrested and charged with murder and armed robbery. According to police, Somohot was leaving the Mai Thai restaurant off Hugh Howell Road in Tucker on Sept. 10 when he was robbed and shot to death. 

Detectives identified the shooter as Stanford, and Burns as the getaway driver, according to police. Police arrested Burns the morning of Sept. 14 and Stanford was arrested later that afternoon in College Park by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit.

Tucker city officials released a statement thanking the police department for its swift action in catching the suspects.

“As a newly formed city, it is impossible to think that a brand new department of our own, in transition, could have served and protected our citizens with the capabilities of the DeKalb Police Department in a case like this,” Mayor Frank Auman said. “Tucker’s residents and businesses can truly feel affirmed in their decision to stick with a tested, proven, world-class police force. We are truly grateful to have them on our side.”


Jarvis Stanford

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