DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Two men will now spend the rest of their natural days behind bars after committing a fatal armed robbery at a DeKalb County gas station.
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On Friday, a DeKalb County jury found two known gang members, Cordarius Dorsey, 33, and Quintavious Jackson, 29, guilty of the armed robbery and murder of Sulaiman Jalloh, 39, a husband and father of six children in 2019.
According to officials, Dorsey is associated with Slaughter Gang and Young Slime Life, and Jackson is a member of Slaughter Gang.
Officers were called to the Marathon gas station in the 2500 block of Gresham Road on October 15, 2019.
Investigators said Dorsey and Jackson knew Jalloh was carrying large sums of cash. They were seen on a surveillance camera waiting for the victim to go to the gas station.
Dorsey was described as wearing a burgundy bucket hat with a gold emblem and orange sneakers with black stripes, and Jackson wore a navy polo shirt and had a distinctive hairstyle. These descriptions then became key elements in identifying suspects.
Once Jalloh arrived, Dorsey approached Jalloh at the car while Jackson watched outside.
Investigators say Jalloh tried to close the car door, but Dorsey forced it open. Authorities then said a struggle had begun and Dorsey shot the victim in the chest.
Jackson then approached the victim and grabbed a bag from him before Jackson ran away and Dorsey calmly walked away, the statement said.
Jalloh was taken to hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Witnesses led detectives to identify Dorsey and connect Jackson to Dorsey via social media. Jackson was arrested on October 25, 2019.
Dorsey remained on the run for another three months before being captured by officers at a College Park hotel on January 16, 2020.
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The statement said that while searching Jackson’s home, investigators found the hat and polo shirt worn by the suspects on the night of the murder. The DNA of the two suspects was also found on the hat.
Jackson, along with a family member, identified him in the video footage. He had taken a driver’s license photo two days after the incident and wore the same hairstyle.
When officers recovered the suspects’ phones, Dorsey allegedly searched for articles about the shooting and sent incriminating messages suggesting he knew he was a suspect and was on the run.
Dorsey was found guilty of charges of malicious murder, three counts of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a felon while committing a crime and possession of a firearm while committing a crime.
Jackson was convicted on two counts of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
Both men were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus five years.
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