A sessions court judge Friday sent the case of 22-year-old Darreo Harris, charged in the New Year's Day shooting death of 18-year-old Juan Boyd, to a grand jury.
A witness testified Friday that Boyd got into a car in the parking lot of the Waffle House at 4903 Brainerd Road, and that someone shot into the car, hitting Boyd. The front and back windows were shot out, but he didn't notice Boyd had been shot until he saw his nose bleeding, the witness said.
Police said Boyd was a member of the Rollin 60 Crips, while Harris was a member of the Kemp Drive Posse. An investigator testified at Friday's hearing that the two gangs were known to be at odds.
Harris was arrested Jan. 13 after detectives linked him to a hand-print found on the car where Boyd was found dead. Assistant District Attorney General Lance Pope showed General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck surveillance video of the shooting, which police said showed the shooter placing a hand on the window of the car before shootinginto it.
Shattuck bound charges of criminal homicide and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony against Harris over to a grand jury. Aggravated assault charges against Harris were dropped.
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