Authorities are still searching for a suspect who fatally shot a Flowery Branch man early Saturday morning at a Braselton gas station.
“We’re trying to get the (surveillance) video from Circle K,” Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis said, adding that no description of the suspect is available yet.
However, two people connected with the shooting have been arrested.
Angela Baker, 28, of Oakwood, has been charged with obstruction, tampering with evidence and theft in the incident. And Travis Brady of Hall County has been charged with theft and tampering with evidence.
Both are being held in the Barrow County Jail, Solis said.
Baker was with the victim, James Walls, 56, at the time of the shooting, which took place about 1 a.m. Saturday at the Circle K gas station at the intersection of Ga. 124 and Ga. 211.
Baker and Walls had stopped at a nearby Waffle House “to meet somebody there,” Solis said.
“Her story is … someone owed (Walls) $500 and he was there to collect it,” Solis said. “Next thing you know, the guy they’re waiting for pulls up. She says she doesn’t know him.”
After a brief chat, Walls and the other man went to the Circle K.
While Baker was in the store paying for gas, Walls and the other man were outside the store.
“Witnesses said there was a loud argument between (Walls) and the shooter, and when the shooter got out of his car, like 3 seconds later, he shoots (Walls) point blank in the chest,” Solis said.
Walls fell to the ground and the assailant drove off, the assistant police chief said.
Baker then went to the vehicle she and Walls were in and grabbed her purse and her and Walls’ cellphones, Solis said.
Later, “her mother comes and pick her up,” he said.
Baker went to the police department around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, after her mother said she had seen a TV news report of the incident and told her daughter that “the police wanted to talk to her,” Solis said.
Later, police learned that Baker had been talking with Brady, who had a warrant against him out of Lumpkin County, the assistant police chief said.
“We find that guy … and bring him in and interview him,” Solis said.
Brady said he had Walls’ cellphone at one point but threw it in Lake Lanier, Solis said.