Suspect charged in fatal shooting of trucker in GA

| 10/7/2011

DeKalb County police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Indiana truck driver who was shot while parked in his truck at the Pilot Travel Center in Atlanta, GA.

Major J.W. Conroy, chief of staff at the DeKalb County Police Department, told Land Line on Friday, Oct. 7, that Shomari Ellison, 29, a black male, has been charged with murder and armed robbery in the death of William R. Smith, 49, of Coal City, IN.

Conroy said it appears that robbery was the motive in the case, but he was unable to provide additional information at this time.