Decatur man convicted in love triangle shooting that left a 17-year-old girl dead
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Decatur man convicted in love triangle shooting that left a 17-year-old girl dead


DECATUR — A Decatur man was found guilty Monday of shooting into a car, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring her boyfriend, following a heated argument over their relationships.

Nakia Dorsey, 24, was convicted on charges of felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts of aggravated assault. The jury’s decision came after evidence showed a dispute arose between Dorsey and Brandon Wilson, 24, over their respective relationships with Jayne Salazar-Chavez.

Wilson, an Army serviceman, had returned home on Veteran’s Day weekend last year to surprise Salazar-Chavez. The surprise visit took a tragic turn when Wilson discovered a suggestive text on Salazar-Chavez’s phone from an unidentified number. After a brief call with the person, later identified as Dorsey, tensions escalated over who was Salazar-Chavez’s boyfriend.

The couple left Salazar-Chavez’s home, but upon their return around 11 p.m., Wilson noticed a red laser targeting his face. Moments later, a man in black clothing approached the car, brandishing a handgun equipped with a laser, and began firing. The car was hit with 20 bullets, injuring Wilson in the leg and fatally wounding Salazar-Chavez in the arm and torso.

Days after the tragic incident, an anonymous tip led investigators to Dorsey. Social media messages and cell phone location data linked Dorsey to Salazar-Chavez and placed him at her home prior to the shooting.

DeKalb Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson sentenced Dorsey to a life sentence plus an additional 25 years to run consecutively.

👮‍♂️ Gun Crimes in Our Communities: In the ongoing narrative of America’s complex relationship with firearms, statistics tell a tale that’s difficult to ignore. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit meticulously tracking gun incidents, lays it out in black and white. Here’s how it stacks up:

  • 2020 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 43,551
    • Gun-related deaths: 19,379
    • Gun-related injuries: 39,707
    • Mass shootings: 612
  • 2019 Statistics
    • Total gun-related incidents: 39,707
    • Gun-related deaths: 15,208
    • Gun-related injuries: 29,613
    • Mass shootings: 417

To Be Clear: These aren’t just digits on a page. Each statistic represents a life affected, a community shaken. And what’s more, these numbers tell us that the situation isn’t improving.

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