CONYERS -- The Conyers Police Department has arrested a Decatur man in connection with shots fired into a residence on Village Place Circle Monday morning.
Investigation into the incident by the CPD, including statements gathered from witnesses in the area, led to the arrest of Antwan Lafayette Johnson, 21, of 3286 Covington Drive, Apt. F, Decatur. Johnson was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm on or near a highway (misdemeanor), and discharge of a firearm on the property of another (misdemeanor).
Johnson allegedly fired seven shots into the house with a handgun.
According to the incident report, officers were called to Village Place Circle at about 8 a.m. Monday where a man said several shots had been fired through his dining room window, striking an interior wall between the kitchen and main hallway.
According to the victim, he was in the bonus room over the garage when he heard a knocking sound coming from the garage. Shortly afterward, he said, the power went out and he heard another knocking noise.
The man said he slowly made his way downstairs to the wall just outside the dining room. "He said as soon as he peeked around the wall to look out the dining room window, the suspect opened fire and began shooting into his residence," the CPD officer wrote in his report.
The man told police he dropped to the floor and waited until the shooting stopped. He then ran to the phone and called police. The victim was not injured in the incident.
Outside officers recovered six shell casings about 12 feet from the residence.
Witnesses in the area told police they heard several shots fired. Witnesses also described a suspect they had seen as a black male in his 20s, wearing a blue hoodie, gray or light-colored jeans and a gray baseball cap.