3rd arrest in murder of Jefferson teen


“A third suspect has been arrested in a 2022 homicide. On October 5, 2022, officers responded to 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in unincorporated Lawrenceville in reference to a shooting investigation. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Dewitt was killed in the incident.

Following the shooting, two suspects were arrested in Anderson, South Carolina.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office arrested a third suspect in the case. Kpadeh Jones (age 19, Lawrenceville) was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail and charged with one count of Malice Murder.”

(FROM EARLIER STORY: Dewitt was a student at Jefferson High School and a star member of the school’s football team.)