By Jason A. Smith
A man suspected of shooting two others in a McDonough neighborhood, surrendered to authorities Friday.
McDonough Police had been searching for the alleged gunman, 31-year-old Djuan Anthony Knight, Sr., of McDonough since Nov. 1.
Knight made his first appearance in Magistrate Court Monday. He was represented by the Public Defender's Office. Judge Robert Godwin set his bond at $5,000, and reset a preliminary hearing for Dec. 10.
"McDonough's Criminal Investigation Division got information that Djuan Knight wanted to turn himself in," according to McDonough Police Maj. Kyle Helgerson. "So, we met Mr. Knight at a local business, where he was taken into custody. We interviewed Mr. Knight, and I can't go any further on that, because the case is still under investigation. Based on the information that Mr. Knight provided us with, we're looking at some new possibilities in this case."
Knight is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, Helgerson added.
The Nov. 1, shooting took place around 7:20 p.m., in the 6000 block of Flagstaf Walk, in the City Square subdivision in McDonough, according to police.
"Officers responded to a person shot over at Flagstaf Walk," he explained. "Upon their arrival ... there was blood and evidence of a shooting on the street. There was a shell casing lying on the ground, as well as a blood trail that led down to the end of the road."
Authorities also found two men in the area who were allegedly shot by Knight, Helgerson continued. Knight shot the victims with a semi-automatic handgun, the major said, then allegedly stole a vehicle belonging to Knight's stepfather.
The shooting victims knew Knight, who is unemployed, prior to the shooting. "They've been familiar with him from past experiences within the neighborhood," said Helgerson.
Police did not release the names of the victims. One of them was sent to Henry Medical Center, and the other to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, to be treated for "non-life-threatening" injuries, said the major.
Public Defender Gary Bowman could not be reached for comment.