Suspect charged with murdering man picking up food order, DeKalb police say

  • In US
  • 2022-10-01 01:47:09Z
  • By WSB Cox articles

DeKalb police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the August murder of a man picking up food.

Kamaal Mogardo was found dead inside his car at the Halal Pizza and Cafe on Indian Creek Drive on August 28.

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Police say that Mogardo picked up food inside the restaurant. When he went to get back into his, three people got out of a nearby car and opened fire on him.

Surveillance video released to Channel 2 Action News shows three men with automatic rifles run to and from a car.

Witnesses told police they saw the suspects speeding away from the scene in a Mercedes-Benz.


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Earlier this week, officers saw the same Mercedes-Benz car at a BP gas station on Memorial Drive and were able to block it in before the driver could get away.

The driver, 25-year-old Daniel Mengisteab, was arrested and charged with murder and a probation violation.

Mengisteab is currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

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