Arrest made in shooting of 17-year-old in DeKalb County

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with a shooting death in July.

Stone Mountain resident Tremale Leeshon Hester, 19, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday, August 23 by DeKalb Sheriff’s office investigators at a fast food restaurant on South Deshon Road in Lithonia.


According to the arrest warrant, Hester is charged with murder in the shooting death of Lithonia resident Isaiah Artis,17, on July 17.

Artis was found dead after crashing a car into a telephone pole on Ashley Lane in Stone Mountain. Authorities say the victim had been shot once in the head.

No cause was given for the shooting.

Hester is being held at the DeKalb County Jail without bond.

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