UPDATE: Alpharetta Police Offer Reward in Search for Shooting Suspect

Investigators from the Department of Public Safety are searching for Shane Demetrice Woods in connection with a shooting death on Jan. 28.

UPDATED Jan. 31, 1:05 p.m.: The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the capture and arrest of suspect Shawn Demetrice Woods.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Alpharetta police are seeking a second suspect in the shooting death of an Alpharetta man on Monday night.

Investigators are searching for Shane Demetrice Woods, 22, a black male, who is considered armed and dangerous. Also known as Yung Slim ABG, "Shane Woods is believed to be on the run and possibly heading out of state," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

The public is asked to call 911 immediately if they know of Woods' location. "If located, do not approach and immediately call 911," George said.

Formal charges of homicide have been filed against Woods.

Sandy Springs police helped capture Jerad Terel Ownes, 22, at mid-afternoon today, Jan. 30. He was charged with felony murder, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.

Joe Walsh January 31, 2013 at 07:20 PM
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/police-man-shot-killed-accomplice-during-robbery/nJXnX/ .... According to web this guy shot robbed and killed another person October 26 2010. Why is he not in prison already? What is the deal? Zachary Rose was my friend and we all want justice to be served. Somebody please get to the bottom of this, it would help if the media spread the word rather than just Alpharetta Patch.
Danielle February 01, 2013 at 06:30 AM
This is my little brother who lost his life far too young. He just turned 22 on January 22nd. Our family and close friends has been struggling with this news. We all pray for justice for my little brother and this second suspect is caught and given what he deserves. Our family has opened a memorial account to help raise money for his funeral. Zach did not have insurance. If anyone wants to donate you can go to any Wells Fargo Bank and donate to the "Zachary Rose Memorial fund" Anything donated is greatly appreciative. Thank you and God Bless
Bob Pepalis (Editor) February 01, 2013 at 10:44 PM
I have gotten confirmation that the case Patch user Joe Walsh describes is an open, active case. I'm now awaiting details from the DeKalb DA's office.
Lauren Persons Bartlett February 05, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Such a shame that the media has chosen to basically sweep this matter under the rug and move on to more dramatic news. Shane Demetrice Woods aka Yung Slim ABG is a wanted, armed & dangerous criminal. He participated in the vicious murder of a precious child in the prime of his life, Zach Rose, age 22. Alpharetta PD did an on camera press conference yesterday, I was present, as were the 3 major Atlanta news channels. To my knowledge, none have aired the press conference. Law enforcement needs all the assistance they can get to get this hardened criminal off our streets and to bring closure ot the Rose family.
Bob Pepalis (Editor) February 05, 2013 at 06:21 PM
It did take extra time to get this story posted, with council meetings and other things getting in the way of completing it. But now there is a story posted: http://alpharetta.patch.com/articles/alpharetta-police-need-help-to-find-armed-and-dangerous-suspect
Archy Techt February 05, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Alpharetta is going downhill fast. Avalon is going to accelerate the decline. Thugs from Roswell, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, and Dekalb are making their way up 400. Read the crime reports coming from Holcomb Bridge rd @ Old Dogwood and other nearby streets west of 400, because these are precisely the crimes Alpharetta residents should expect. PROSTITUTION, DRUGS, ARMED ROBBERY, AND MURDER. Sadly, the only thing Alpharetta seems to care about is ticketing motorists for speeding and crossing solid white lines. (i have never received a ticket from alpharetta so this is not a complaint from someone who is mad about getting a ticket). Im mad because im sick and tired of Alpharetta using so much of their police resources on ticketing motorists while so many property crimes, ( and now MURDERS) are occurring so frequently. Cops, go patrol the malls and areas off of Mansell so we can go out to dinner at some of our fine restaurants and not have to worry about our cars being broken into. And rather than sit on Old Milton Parkway hoping to write a ticket for 55 mph in an a 45, make your presence known by patrolling our neighborhoods. This murder off of Old Milton Parkway took place 200 yards from where you regularly operate your disgusting revenue generating speed traps. And stop hiding down all the side streets off Kimball Bridge Road too. YOU ARE WASTING VALUABLE RESOURCES that instead should be used towards getting rid of these thugs and keeping them out of Alpharetta.
No Name February 06, 2013 at 01:04 AM
According to this article from our brand new Community Development Director, we are openly inviting this element into our town.... with wide open arms. http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-BUSINESS-c-2013-02-03-197223.114126-sub-Mixeduse-on-Alpharettas-horizon.html
Michael Cross February 06, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Archy Tect, Murders have not been occurring "frequently" in Alpharetta. I believe there have only been 3 homicides since the beginning of 2006, which is less than one every two years. I don't mean to diminish the tragedy suffered by the Rose family, and I know our police department will do their best to bring justice. They already have apprehended one person suspected of involvement, and I'm sure they're continuing to work hard. As to your concern regarding traffic enforcement, the truth is that far more people are killed or injured in Alpharetta because of speeding than because of criminal activity. There's a substantial argument that enforcing traffic laws is more directly relevant to your safety than any other activity the police may undertake. Let's not get too carried away in our statements. Alpharetta is a pretty safe place.
Lee at rootsinalpharetta.com February 07, 2013 at 06:23 PM
I agree with Michael that this is still a safe place to live. However two murders have occurred in the last three and a half months. You might understand how some could feel troubled by this trend.
Mike Kennedy February 07, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Lee, The other incident you mention within the past three and a half months was the result of a domestic dispute, which happens in virtually every community in America.


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