March shooting victim arrested in recent armed robbery incident

by Wes Mayer

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A man who was severely injured after being shot numerous times and run over by a vehicle in March was charged with armed robbery last week.

According to booking logs at the Coweta County Jail, Vantorious Krishad Dixon, 18, was charged with armed robbery on Thursday by the case’s lead investigator, Sgt. David Schrepfer with the Newnan Police Department. Dixon was also charged with two counts of violation of probation through the state and county probation offices.

Dixon became a person of interest after an armed robbery on June 18. Early that morning, Newnan Police Officer Kevin Black responded to Mary Ann Street and Hill Street to meet with the victim of a robbery. The victim told Black that he was leaving a “liquor house” when three men approached him – one, identified as KD, was holding a gun and demanded money from the victim.

The victim said KD ended up placing a handgun against his head and rummaged through the victim’s pockets, stealing around $15 to $18. Before leaving, KD allegedly said to the victim, “I should shoot you, but you ain’t got nothing on you.”

The victim described KD as the one who was run over and shot in the “Green Top” area a few months ago. With this information, Black was able to pull up an image of Dixon on his computer for the victim to view, and the victim identified Dixon as the robber holding the gun.

Dixon was severely injured in late March during a house party on Howard Hughes Road north of Newnan. Early in the morning, emergency units were dispatched to the area, and they found Dixon lying in the road – he had been shot numerous times and run over by a vehicle. Dixon was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was placed in intensive care and underwent multiple surgeries.



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