DEKALB COUNTY –Malachi Coleman, 21, of Stone Mountain was taken into custody without custody on Jan. 31, for the New Year’s Day murder of Jayce Pirtle, 19, by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit.
Coleman was arrested at a residence in Decatur on a warrant charging him with Malice Murder and Aggravated Assault-Weapon in connection with the shooting death of Pirtle. The incident took place on Arbor Ridge Drive in Stone Mountain on Jan. 1, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office stated. No cause was given for the shooting. Coleman was transported to the DeKalb County Jail, where he is being held without bond.