Suspect Sought in Fatal Armed Robbery Incident in Fayetteville

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of being involved in a fatal Fayetteville armed robbery incident on Friday was arrested by police Monday, and another is being sought.

According to a press release from the Fayetteville Police Department, Alvin James Scott, 26, was arrested in his home Monday morning. The body of another suspect, Alonzo Starks, 25, was found in an abandoned home in Morrow. The third suspect, Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, has not been located by police.

The robbery occurred Friday night at the China Cafe in Fayetteville. Two suspects held three employees at gunpoint demanding money. One of the employees pulled out a handgun and shot one of the suspects, Starks, and the other suspect returned fire and struck one of the employees while fleeing, according to Fayetteville authorities. The employee was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and is still in critical condition.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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