Man originally named as victim in Perimeter Mall shooting arrested

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has made another arrest during the investigation of a shooting that occurred at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody earlier this year.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, working with Henry County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested 20-year-old Che’Saun Sincere Lacey in connection with the shooting.

According to the arrest warrants, a verbal altercation occurred between Lacey and three other persons at a kiosk inside Perimeter Mall on Jan. 6.

Authorities said weapons were produced and shots were fired. Lacey and one other involved person sustained gunshot injuries.

Warrants charge Lacey with aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer – both felonies – and reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

Officials said Lacey was located at his residence in Stockbridge on March 1 where he was taken into custody and transported to the DeKalb County Jail in Decatur.

The shooting led to the mall being temporarily evacuated on Jan. 6.

Dunwoody police stated that when they arrived on the scene, they found one man with a gunshot wound near the food court. Witnesses told police one of the men involved in the incident had fled.

“Descriptions of (one of the) shooters and the vehicle were given to all surrounding agencies,” said police. “The suspect and vehicle were then located at the Pleasantdale Crossing Apartments in DeKalb County.”

Officers said that once they located one of the suspects, they discovered he also had been shot. He was then transported to Grady Hospital.

On Jan. 11, Dunwoody police announced they had arrested and charged two males involved with the shooting: 20-year-old Roykell Holder and 21-year-old Raymond Pierre.

Officials said Pierre was with Holder at the time of the shooting, fled the area with Holder and drove the getaway vehicle.

Holder has been charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and reckless conduct.

Pierre has been charged as a party to the crimes of aggravated battery and reckless conduct.

“This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public,” said Dunwoody police officials.


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